A controversial white nationalist, Richard Spencer, was ejected from the hotel where the Conservative Political Action Conference is taking place today. When he was spotted in the lobby of the Gaylord National resort, near Washington DC, CPAC officials took action. According to NPR, CPC spokesman Ian Walters said, "His views are repugnant and have absolutely nothing to do with conservatism or what we do here." Walters said that Spencer opposes the Constitution, free-markets, and pluralism, and described Spencer’s views as both the alt-right "vile," "venomous," and "repulsive."
This week CPAC retracted its invitation to homosexual provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, the former editor of Breitbart News, who resigned this week after video emerged of an interview he gave in which he apparently approved of pedophilic relations between minors and American Conservative Union executive director Dan Schneider denounced the so-called alt-right earlier, saying "There is a sinister organization that is trying to worm its way in, into our ranks. We must not be duped, We must not be deceived." The American Conservative Union is the parent organization that sponsors CPAC. Schneider said that CPAC “has been slapped in the face.” He theorized that the alt-right has been hijacked by a “hate-filled, left-wing fascist group." Schneider said, "We must not allow them to be normalized. They are not part of us."