CPAC Has Distanced Itself With Alt-Right Involvement; Expelling the Leader from the Convention
The far right movement Alt-Right is excluded from U.S. conservative movement in 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference. The American Conservative Union that host the conference criticized the movement as sinister one and expelled its founder Richard Spencer on Thursday, Feb, 23.
The criticism was given by the executive director of the American Conservative Union Dan Schneider, Washington Post reported. He said firmly about the organization that he called as a sinister one.
“There is a sinister organization that is trying to worm its way into our ranks,” Schneider said in his address to the audience of the annual conference of conservative movement. “They are anti-Semitic. They are racist. They are sexist. They are not an extension of the conservative movement.”
He later said the aforementioned sinister organization is a left-wing and fascist group, which must not be allowed to deceive the conservative movement. American Conservative Union is the host of CPAC 2017.
Following the criticism from Schneider, the reporters came to Spencer and asking for hs comment. He held an impromptu press conference with the reported outside of the venue at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Maryland, just outside of Washington D.C. Spencer was kicked from the conference after he denounced the Schneider criticism as stupid and pathetic.
He later told NBC News that people came to the CPAC wanted to see him, moreover the young people. He insisted that the young conservative people did no want to see the old people talking about things in the past, but they wanted to see the things to come.
Alt-Right was seen as the organization supporting the campaign of President Trump and expecting to get something in return. However, Schneider in the CPAC 2017 has declared the organization was not the part of conservative movement as reported by Fox News. Subsequent to his expulsion, CPAC spokeperson Ian Walters said that Spencer had been given a refund for his purchased tickets to attend the conference.
Watch the Spencer’s interview with NBC News after being evicted from the CPAC 2017 below: