In between speeches at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this Friday, two hosts were shouted down after they asked the audience to abide by the hotel's rules and wear masks.
"I know this might sound like a little bit of a downer, but we also believe in property rights, and this is a private hotel," American Conservative Union (ACU) executive director Dan Schneider told the crowd. "And we believe in the rule of law and we need to comply with the laws of this county that we're in, and a private hotel just like your own house gets to set its own rules.
That's when he asked CPAC Director Carly Conley to finish making his point.
"Well, as Dan mentioned, we are in a private facility and we do want to be respectful of the ordinances that they have as their private property, so please everyone, when you're in the ballroom, when you're seated, you should still be wearing a mask," Conley said.
At that moment, jeers started to emanate from the crowd.
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