Las Vegas, NV – Tonight, Nevada State Democratic Party Chair Roberta Lange called on Attorney General Adam Laxalt to withdraw from speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) after it was revealed that one of the keynote speakers, controversial Breitbart senior editor Milo Yiannopoulos, had previously defended sexual relationships between adults and children.
“In light of these revolting comments from one of the conference’s most prominent speakers, Attorney General Laxalt needs to immediately announce his withdrawal from CPAC,” said Nevada State Democratic Party Chair Roberta Lange. “It might be hard for the most partisan Attorney General in Nevada’s history to focus on his actual responsibilities and decline an opportunity to speak to die-hard Tea Party activists, but it is the right thing to do. Under previous Attorneys General, Nevada has made great strides in combating sexual assault, human trafficking and other forms of exploitation. If Mr. Laxalt decides to share the stage with a man who can defend sexual exploitation of minors, he will damage the credibility of his office and our state in the fight against abuse.”
Laxalt announced last week that he would address the gathering of conservative political activists. It was reported yesterday that Yiannopoulos will be one of CPAC’s most prominent speakers and receive significant stage time at the event.