Conservative activist and reality TV star Phil Robertson will be the second recipient of the annual Citizens United "Andrew Breitbart Defender of the First Amendment Award" at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference, Breitbart News Network CEO Larry Solov and Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon along with Citizens United President David N. Bossie announced today.
"I want to thank Citizens United and Breitbart for this award. When one does not have the freedom to speak out loud and anywhere what one believes, freedom is dead," Breitbart quotes Robertson as saying.
"As both Andrew’s business partner and lifelong friend, I can definitively say that he would have been thrilled to give this award, that bares his name, to Phil Robertson for his unflinching conviction in the face of an adversarial media," Solov said, according to Breitbart.
"In fact, I’m fairly certain Andrew would have grown a beard for the award presentation," Solov is quoted as saying.