Alt-Right Leader Reportedly Rents Townhouse in Alexandria
UPDATE (1/14 4:02 PM): Adjusted post to reflect townhouse was rented not purchased.
UPDATE (1/14 – 3:03 PM): Multiple sources knowledgeable about the transaction confirm the townhouse rented by Richard Spencer is in Old Town at 1001 King Street. The townhouse is located ABOVE Bluprint Chocolatiers.
UPDATE (1/14 – 11:38 AM): We have confirmed from multiple sources at City Hall that the townhouse mentioned in the article below is within the City limits. Still tracking down the exact location.
ICYMI, this caught my attention yesterday. I have heard from two sources the townhouse mentioned in the article is in the Carlyle neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. For postal purposes, the use of Alexandria stretches into Fairfax County and the media often is not specific about that. We’re trying to confirm if the townhouse is in the City limits.
Via The Atlantic
Richard Spencer, one of the best-known leaders of the white nationalist movement that has adopted the name “alt-right,” has—by his standards—been laying relatively low lately. Spencer’s never shied away from the media, but an outbreak of Nazi salutes caught on video by The Atlantic at his organization’s conference in November caused an overwhelming uproar, making Spencer a target within his own movement and threatening his carefully cultivated image as the alt-right’s approachable face.
Add to that a planned neo-Nazi march against Jews in Spencer’s town of Whitefish, Montana, stemming from his feud with a local woman whom he accused of harassing his mother, a dilletantish congressional-run trial balloon, and getting banned from Twitter for a while, and it hasn’t been the best couple of months for Spencer. Meanwhile, the movement he takes credit for naming has been riven by internal feuds over “Hailgate.”
This month, Spencer’s rebooting again: He is renting a “hub” for the alt-right movement in a townhouse in Alexandria, Virginia. Spencer and Jason Jorjani, the editor-in-chief of Arktos, a publishing arm associated with the alt-right, have bought the domain name altright.com. Spencer and Jorjani met at the conference for the National Policy Institute, Spencer’s innocuously named think tank, where attendees gave Nazi salutes as Spencer shouted “Hail Trump” from the stage. They quickly formed a bond, and are now joining forces to brand themselves as the intellectual leaders of the alt-right.
Read more at this link.