Team Trump Isn't Even Hiding Its Support for QAnon Kooks Anymore - 2020-08-12
The Trump campaign and a top House Republican group are rallying around a QAnon conspiracy theorist expected to win a seat in the House this November, even attacking a GOP lawmaker who criticized the conspiracy theory that the FBI considers a domestic terrorism threat.
QAnon believer Marjorie Taylor Greene won a Republican primary run-off in Georgia's 14th Congressional District on Tuesday. Because Greene's district is heavily Republican, her primary win all but guarantees that a QAnon supporter will take a spot in Congress in November.
Until now, leading Republicans have typically avoided openly embracing the party's QAnon supporters, who follow a series of internet clues that have been posted by a mysterious figure called "Q" since October 2017. QAnon believers embrace a theory of the world that imagines Trump is engaged in a secret war against a pedophile-cannibal "cabal" in the Democratic Party, Hollywood, and other institutions.