A big cyber conference kicked out Rep. Will Hurd (TX-R) because of his views on late-term abortion. Originally the group sided with Hurd but after receiving pressure from liberals, decided to restrict his invitation.
So now, apparently the war on pro-lifers extends to tech companies and conferences? It gets worse. You won’t believe who the company stuck in Hurds place.
“[Hurd] will no longer be speaking at cyber security conference after critics expressed outrage over his voting record on women’s issues.
Hurd, a former undercover CIA officer and an advocate for cybersecurity on Capitol Hill, was invited to speak at Black Hat, one of biggest cybersecurity conferences in the country, being held in Las Vegas in August. But Tech Crunch security editor Zach Whittaker highlighted on Thursday what he described was Hurd’s “terrible voting record on women’s rights.” It includes voting against funding for Planned Parenthood, programs supporting women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields, and his support on restricting late-term abortions.”
As a result of pressure from liberals, Black Hat caved and disinvited Hurd:
“Black Hat initially defended its decision to invite Hurd, saying in a statement “Hurd has a strong background in computer science and information security and has served as an advocate for specific cybersecurity initiatives in Congress,” adding that he will offer a “unique perspective” at the conference.”
Rep. Dan Crenshaw (TX-R) decided he wasn’t going to stand for that and clapped back at the decision to cut Hurd.
Crenshaw wrote on a Twitter post about the decision: “Seriously? Can’t have cyber experts if they also believe babies have value? We should not appease intolerance. The tech industry welcoming this behavior will be in for a rude awakening when their intersectional coalition regulates innovation & free-markets out of existence.”
After announcing that Hurd was no longer invited, guess who popped up on the speaker list? Hillary Clinton…
“We are pleased to announce that Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be a featured keynote at our #FireEyeSummit in October! Secretary Clinton will engage in an intimate Q&A keynote discussion,” a tweet from the company read.