White nationalist Richard Spencer booted from CPAC

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White nationalist Richard Spencer was removed from the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland on Thursday, after he was labeled "repugnant" by a CPAC spokesman.

Thursday's CPAC events were less than three hours into motion before security escorted the National Policy Institute head from the building.

While Spencer reportedly had a ticket to the event, director of communications for the American Conservative Union Ian Walters says "he is not welcome" at the conference.

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"The truth behind this thing is that folks like to run around and say I've been banned. They won't let me in and I'm too hot for CPAC," Walters told the Washington Examiner. "The fact of the matter is we're not in the business of banning anyone."

"He would like the word to believe that somehow he's part of the conservative movement. Nothing could be further from the truth."

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NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - FEBRUARY 27: Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) addresses the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) February 27, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. Conservative activists attended the annual political conference to discuss their agenda. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Spencer is credited with coming up with the term alt-right, the name for the far-right racist fringe movement that often subscribes to anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic and anti-feminist ideologies. Before he was kicked out, Spencer told reporters he had come to CPAC to attend an anti alt-right panel -- and noted he originally felt welcome at the event because, as he said, "nobody's punching me."

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