Conservative pundit S.E. Cupp has announced that she's withdrawing from CPAC, unless the conference embraces Republican groups that back gay marriage. Both GOProud and the Log Cabin Republicans are reportedly not attending because they aren't permitted to sponsor the event.
"We should be lucky to be having these guys do any work instead of turning them away. I don't think we can afford that right now," said Cupp on MSNBC's "The Cycle."
"I've been scheduled to speak at CPAC this year, and I don't think I can until this issue is reconciled and figured out," she said, adding that she "loves" attending the conference.
Cupp's withdrawal follows that of fellow-MSNBC host Chris Hayes. But Cupp's defection is more significant because she's a high-profile conservative who has also appeared regularly on Fox and Blaze TV.