CAPITOL HILL: Amidst a bipartisan lovefest of a confirmation hearing, Navy Secretary nominee Richard Spencer quietly and consistently downplayed the idea of a 355-ship fleet.
“The ugly display of divisive rhetoric and intimidation tactics in Charlottesville yesterday... I call on all Virginians who are involved in efforts to advocate for or against Virginia's history to act responsibly and honorably.” Said Northam, “There is no place for hate, fear, or intimidation in Virginia.
Once an obscure Internet figure promoting white identity, Spencer coined the term “alt-right” - referring to a small, far-right movement that seeks a whites-only state - and rose to prominence during Donald Trump's presidential campaign. The statue has become a rallying cry for Corey Stewart, a Republican gubernatorial candidate.
Although Trump denounced the alt-right, Spencer's followers counted his victory as a win for the movement as Trump espoused hard-right stances on undocumented immigrants, Muslims and political correctness. You will not destroy us,” Spencer said at the earlier rally, which he broadcast via Periscope video. Stewart, who is chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, was chairman of Trump's Virginia campaign until he was fired.
First up, let me just put this out there: I saw “Hidden Figures” on the morning Donald Trump was elected your country’s President. I love my job and I love what I do, especially when I love the material.
But I honestly didn’t know how I was going to do it.