Because 2016 isn’t over yet. Today the Huffington Post is reporting that notorious Alt-Right hero and known white nationalist, Richard Spencer is considering a run for Senate. Why won’t these people go away?
WASHINGTON ― White nationalist Richard Spencer, riding a post-Trump wave of media fame, is entertaining the idea of running for U.S. Congress. He is considering campaigning for Montana’s at-large congressional seat that would be vacated by Rep. Ryan Zinke (R) if he is confirmed as secretary of interior.
To be clear: Spencer is only thinking about it. He thinks “about lots of things,” he told The Huffington Post on Thursday.
But he noted that “a lot of people were calling me and saying, ‘Oh, you should do it, just do it, this is the moment.’ I’m obviously flattered.”
“I’m taking it very seriously,” he added. “It’s an exciting prospect.”
These people won’t go away because the media loves to bring attention to them as a way to demean anyone who didn’t vote for their precious, Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump has already denounced the Alt-Right, and no thinking Republican is going to support a congressional bid by Spencer. That doesn’t mean he won’t try though, nor does it mean the Media is ready to take the spotlight on this micro-minority yet.