GOP Official Denounced For Suggesting George Floyd’s Death Involved Mind Control
Bexar County Republican Party Chair Cynthia Brehm is facing calls for her resignation from Texas Governor Greg Abbot and others after posting on social media about a conspiracy theory related to the death of George Floyd, according to The Statesman.
Brehm’s Facebook post, which has since been deleted, “spread a conspiracy theory claiming that the death of George Floyd was staged to damage President Donald Trump with black voters.”
The information contained in Brehm’s post has been debunked by Politifact, which reported that the post had been “shared thousands of times and copy-pasted by other users.”
A screenshot of Brehm’s post has made its rounds on social media.
The post claims the officer involved in Floyd’s death “is now missing from his home” before mentioning MK Ultra, which is the code name given to a CIA mind control program that ran from 1953 until about 1973.
The post continues: “I think that there is at the very least the `possibility’ that this was a filmed public execution of a black man by a white cop, with the purpose of creating racial tensions and driving a wedge in the growing group of anti deep state sentiment from common people, that have been already been psychologically traumatized by COVID 19 fears.”
“These comments are disgusting and have no place in the Republican Party or in public discourse,” said John Wittman, the governor’s communications director. “Cynthia Brehm should immediately resign her position as chair of the Bexar County Republican Party.”
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) also called upon Brehm to resign, as did Republican Rep. Chip Roy.
Brehm previously “made headlines last week when she used a press conference in front of San Antonio City Hall to suggest that the coronavirus was a Democratic hoax.”
The Statesman noted that Brehm “faces a primary runoff to keep her party job in Bexar County.”
As for her current predicament, “Brehm did not return a call seeking comment Wednesday, and on Thursday her voicemail box was full.”