CPAC chairman Matt Schlapp retweeted Sen. Mike Lee’s defense of Knowles, effectively co-signing Knowles’ approach to trans people
An influential figure in conservative politics, Schlapp serves as chair of the American Conservative Union
Schlapp has close ties to former president Donald Trump, in whose administration his wife served as communications director from 2017 to 2019
But attendees give differing answers to trans military ban
"Proud to be conservative, Proud to be transgender, Proud to be American, #SameTeam"
"With President Donald Trump in the White House and with God’s help, I know we will make America safe again"