CNN correspondent Dana Bash spoke about the 2021 Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) convention on Monday.
DANA BASH, CNN CHIEF POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT: It is just another data point to tell us about the grip that he has on that particular sector of the Republican Party. And that sector of the party is the most powerful when it comes to primary voters in some of these key races, not necessarily general election voters, but in the short-term, it is the primary voters that matter the most.
What it also said is that I'm old enough to remember when CPAC really did mean conservative, and the C stood for conservative. And, unfortunately, it now stands for conspiracy. Because that is what that the former president was pushing to the wild applause and adulation of the crowd. And it is frightening.
Everybody in America should look and see what he did and understand the fact that he got so much, you know, support for the lies and the conspiracy theories that he pushed and be very, very concerned.