White Supremacist Richard Spencer Thrown Out of CPAC

Richard Spencer, a neo-Nazi and white supremacist provocateur, was reportedly thrown out of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday morning after holding court with reporters in the lobby for roughly 45 minutes. Spencer said he was credentialed for the event, and that he had purchased a ticket, but organizers reportedly had security officials strip him of his badge and escort him out of the building. Shortly before he was removed, the American Conservative Union’s Dan Schneider gave a speech in the ballroom specifically condemning the alt-right as a “left-wing, fascist” collective. ACU officials tell The Daily Beast that they had Spencer escorted out as soon as they heard he had crashed the conference. Additionally, a CPAC spokesperson told NBC News that they gave Spencer the boot because they find his views “repugnant.” Spencer also showed up last weekend to the International Students for Liberty Conference—a libertarian youth gathering in D.C.—but was booted from the hotel premises after a crowd gathered to boo, jeer, and debate him.