Tucker Carlson will be getting a coveted speaking slot in front of a major conservative political gathering next month, according to an announcement from the event’s president on Thursday.
Turning Point USA Founder & CEO Charlie Kirk announced on Twitter that Carlson will headline the group’s annual gathering, which runs from July 15th to 16th and Kirk claims will “kick off the 2024 cycle.” Carlson joins a slew of other major conservative figures who will speak, including Human Events host Jack Posobiec, former Trump White House strategist Steve Bannon, conservative radio host Dan Bongino, American businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, Sens. JD Vance (R-OH) and Josh Hawley (R-MO), as well as Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Lauren Boebert (R-CO).
Former President Donald Trump himself is also slated to headline the event.
Thrilled to announce that TUCKER CARLSON is confirmed for Turning Point Action Conference July 15-16 in West Palm Beach, FL.
Get your tickets today at https://t.co/kn40D7KruX
You won’t want to miss what we have planned! This will be the event that kicks off… pic.twitter.com/yyyMVFidDF
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) June 7, 2023
Despite his abrupt dismissal from Fox in April, Carlson remains a white-hot draw for conservatives who hang on his every word about news of the day and criticisms of the Biden administration. On Wednesday Carlson ran the first episode of his new venture “Tucker on Twitter,” offering monologues on topics of the day from Ukraine to UFOs, raking in more than 80 million viewers in less than 24 hours. Lawyers for Fox News immediately accused the former host of breaking his contract with the network and threatened legal action. Carlson’s lawyers have maintained he has a First Amendment right to speak on news of the day.
“Fox defends its very existence on freedom of speech grounds. Now they want to take Tucker Carlson’s right to speak freely away from him because he took to social media to share his thoughts on current events,” Bryan Freedman, Carlson’s lawyer, said in a statement.
Carlson’s upcoming appearance is not his first foray into public appearances since leaving Fox. In May he headlined a fundraising dinner for a faith-based nonprofit serving individuals with disabilities and received a standing ovation for his remarks.