FOX NEWS – Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., said the QAnon conspiracy theory is “destroying the GOP from within” and called out House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and newly elected Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene in an op-ed Saturday.
Sasse wrote in The Atlantic:
“Until last week, many party leaders and consultants thought they could preach the Constitution while winking at QAnon.
“They can’t. The GOP must reject conspiracy theories or be consumed by them.”
QAnon is a conspiracy theory centered on the baseless belief that President Trump is waging a secret campaign against enemies in the “deep state” and a child sex-trafficking ring run by satanic pedophiles and cannibals.
Sasse called Greene, of Georgia, “cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs” for supporting QAnon, although she’s since rejected the movement.
He criticized fellow Republican McCarthy for failing to “disavow her campaign.”
“She once ranted that ‘there’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take this global cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles out, and I think we have the president to do it,'” Sasse wrote.
“McCarthy failed the leadership test and sat on the sidelines.”
The senator also criticized Greene’s plan to file articles of impeachment against President-elect Joe Biden the day after the inauguration.
Greene responded to Sasse’s op-ed during an interview with 11Alive on Sunday …
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Twitter temporarily suspends account of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene
USA TODAY – Twitter announced Sunday it had suspended the account of freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for 12 hours.
The Republican’s last post to the site was a video in which she continued to allege debunked and unfounded conspiracy theories about widespread voter fraud in her home state of Georgia.
Twitter flagged the post with a warning and blocked users from liking or commenting on the post.
In another post earlier in the day, Greene attacked Gabriel Sterling, Georgia’s voter system implementation manager, spreading a false claim about alleged corruption from Dominion voting machines.
“Morons like you are responsible for losing GA’s 2 Republican Senate seats,” Greene said. The post was again flagged by Twitter for spreading misinformation … Read more.