LIVE UPDATES: Marco Rubio pulls out of CPAC 2021, citing 'unexpected family issue'

Trump is scheduled to make his first major post-presidential speech at the conference on Sunday

Sen. Marco Rubio on Saturday pulled out of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), citing an "unexpected family issue."

Fast Facts

    • Rubio's fellow Florida Sen. Rick Scott argued Friday if the party goes back to its old roots, the party will lose working-class voters that "President Trump so animated" 
    • Trump is scheduled to make his first major post-presidential speech at the conference on Sunday

    Trump is scheduled to make his first major post-presidential speech at the conference on Sunday

"Unfortunately due to an unexpected family issue I was unable to give my speech at @CPAC. I was really looking forward to it," he tweeted. "But as I told @mschlapp they should move #cpac to #Florida permanently."

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Fox News' Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.