WASHINGTON – Jeffrey Tucker got into a confrontation with Richard Spencer at the International Students for Liberty Conference in Washington, DC Saturday, telling him he wasn’t welcome at the event.
Tucker, the Foundation for Economic Education’s Content Director, did not mince words with Spencer when he found out he was on location.
“Fascists are not welcome at an anti-fascist conference. Students for Liberty is about human dignity, about liberty,” said Tucker. “We stand for liberty, and you stand for fascism.”
— Andrew James (@DJ_JazzyJames) 18 February 2017
Spencer, a known alt-right white nationalist, is controversial among both right and left wings. Shortly after the confrontation, he was kicked off the property.
Students for Liberty CEO, Wolf von Laer, said the following in a statement Sunday:
“Attempts to disrupt the conference, both from the far left and far right, were not entirely unexpected, but the appearance of Mr. Spencer and alt-right activists at the hotel demonstrated the alt-right’s hostility to the ideas of liberty and freedom.
Although we support freedom of speech and thought, we did not invite Mr. Spencer. We reject his hateful message and we wholeheartedly oppose his obsolete ideology.”