Ben Sasse Destroys Neo-Nazi Richard Spencer On Twitter

From time to time, there is a Twitter takedown that is worth repeating and sharing with the rest of the world. When the takedown in question is the utter rhetorical annihilation of an alt-right icon like Richard Spencer, the thrashing is even more delicious.

Richard Spencer, the recipient of the beat-down, is a white supremacist and one of the organizers of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va. that turned into a full-blown riot in August. Spencer was previously seen a few weeks after the 2016 election leading alt-right supporters in a Nazi salute and chanting, “Hail Trump! Hail our people! Hail victory!” Suffice it to say that Richard Spencer is far out of the conservative mainstream.

In the other corner is Ben Sasse, the junior Republican senator from Nebraska. In three years in the Senate, Sasse has quickly emerged as a leading conservative thinker and outspoken defender of freedom and the Constitution.

The brouhaha started when Spencer called out “goober conservatives” on Twitter in a tweet that defended Russia from charges that it meddled in the 2016 campaign. So, sit back, make some popcorn, and enjoy Ben Sasse’s eloquent and impassioned response.


Sasse understands what the protesters on the left and the alt-right do not. That the best answer to offensive and radical speech is more speech. Good ideas, not violent force, should be used to destroy bad ideas.

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