Pat Buchanan’s Executive Director to Be Sentenced for Violent Hate Crime
This just in: Marcus Epstein, executive director of Pat Buchanan’s “The American Cause” and Tom Tancredo’s Team America PAC, and founder of “Youth for Western Civilization,” is going to be sentenced on July 8th for verbally and physically assaulting a black woman in Washington DC in 2007.
According to documents obtained from District of Columbia’s Superior Court, Epstein, 25, must appear before Judge Wendell P. Gardner on July 8 for sentencing after pleading guilty to simple assault charges stemming from an incident during the early evening hours of July 7, 2007. The documents state that Epstein was walking down the street making offensive remarks when he encountered the victim, called her the “N-word” and struck her in her head. He was briefly detained by the woman’s husband, but was able to escape, only to be arrested minutes later by a Secret Service officer who witnessed the attack. According to the officer’s statement, a friend of Epstein’s informed him that he had been drinking.
A restraining order to stay away from the couple has been imposed on Epstein. He currently faces a maximum punishment of 180 days in jail and $1000 fine and also had to continue mental health treatment, complete an alcohol treatment program, write a letter of apology to the victim and donate $1000 to the United Negro College Fund prior to sentencing.
Epstein has been involved in political activism since his undergraduate days at the College of William and Mary, editing the Remnant, a now defunct conservative student newspaper on campus, and interning at the conservative Leadership Institute. In 2006 he founded the paleoconservative Robert Taft Club, and generated controversy when he attempted to hold a forum on conservatives and race at the Leadership Institute office building featuring his friend American Renaissance editor Jared Taylor on the panel. When they learned of the nature of the forum, the Leadership Institute disallowed it to be held there, and it was moved. Epstein is also the executive director of The American Cause, the research foundation chaired by Pat Buchanan and Bay Buchanan that promotes an America First policy in trade, immigration, and foreign policy, and Team America PAC, a committee founded by former congressman Tom Tancredo and chaired by Bay Buchanan that supports an extremely restrictive immigration policy. Epstein’s political activism also included appearing on The Political Cesspool, a white supremacist radio program hosted by Council of Conservative Citizens member James Edwards that proudly admits to hosting white supremacists and Neo-Nazi figures.
Once again, we see connections between European fascists and American paleocon racists; here’s a photo of Epstein with the leaders of the Belgian fascist group Vlaams Belang, Filip DeWinter and Frank Vanhecke, in February 2007 at the Robert Taft Club in Virginia:
And here’s Pat Buchanan himself with the same two European fascists, during their visit to the US in 2007: