GOP Rep. Liz Cheney Condemns QAnon Conspiracy
According to The Hill, House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (R-WY) became the highest-ranking Republican lawmaker to condemn the QAnon conspiracy theory on Thursday, denouncing it as a “dangerous lunacy.”
- Cheney said in a statement: “QAnon is a dangerous lunacy that should have no place in American politics.”
- The day before, President Trump said during a press conference that he doesn’t “know much about the movement other than I understand they like me very much, which I appreciate.”
"I’ve heard these are people that love our country and they just don't like seeing it. I don’t know really anything about it other than they do supposedly like me. And they also would like to see problems in these areas … go away," Trump said.
- The Hill explained that “The QAnon conspiracy theory revolves around the idea that Trump is working to expose an elite group of Democrats and media who are running an international child trafficking ring and are controlling the government to try to undermine the president.”
- The publication also noted that “Cheney, the No. 3 Republican in the House, has previously clashed with Trump on a host of issues, causing high-profile public breaks with the president.”
- A number of Republican lawmakers have voiced concerns over the conspiracy and “inflammatory comments made by candidates that have voiced curiosity about and support for the theory,” fearing it “could taint the image of the party and undermine other GOP candidates’ ability to hold onto their seats.”