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GOP Senator Goes All In On ‘Nutball’ Jan. 6 Conspiracy Theories

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) suggested that federal agents disguised themselves as Trump supporters on Jan. 6.

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) over the weekend promoted false conspiracy theories about the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, after House Republicans released hours of raw footage from that day.

Lee said he couldn’t wait to ask FBI Director Chris Wray about an image of a man who was convicted of storming the Capitol and entering the office of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calf.). The image was shared by another Jan. 6 skeptic who suggested the man was an undercover federal agent posing as a supporter of Donald Trump.

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by Anonymousreply 8November 22, 2023 7:25 PM

Thanks for re-electing this guy, Utah!

by Anonymousreply 1November 20, 2023 8:49 PM

Did somebody pay him to throw this screwball theory out into the mix?

by Anonymousreply 2November 20, 2023 9:39 PM
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by Anonymousreply 3November 20, 2023 10:38 PM

Hardcore Dumper.

by Anonymousreply 4November 20, 2023 11:59 PM

She's nuts!

by Anonymousreply 5November 21, 2023 6:43 AM

[bold] Nick Catoggio, best known as the conservative blogger Allahpundit, makes the case that Sen Mike Lee is not cynically chasing votes by pretending to be nuts but, rather, is actually nuts [/bold]

[quote] Imagine being such a transparently phony populist huckster that Ted Cruz thinks you’re “inauthentic.”


[quote] What happened to Lee, I suspect, is the same thing that happened to millions of other Tea Party devotees: He was gradually radicalized toward paranoid hyperpartisanship through charismatic attraction to Donald Trump’s authoritarian persona, relentless consumption of right-wing media propaganda, positive reinforcement of his beliefs by his social circle, and the insidious transformation of political “identity” under immense tribal pressure.

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by Anonymousreply 6November 22, 2023 12:41 AM

Go Mary!

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by Anonymousreply 7November 22, 2023 12:56 AM

[quote] In the months following the Jan. 6 riot, Lee received campaign donations from three Arizona Republicans who signed documents falsely claiming Trump won the 2020 election in that state.

[quote] James Lamon, who unsuccessfully ran for U.S. Senate in 2022, donated $8,700 to Lee’s campaign in January and March of 2021. Lamon is the former CEO of DEPCOM, a solar power company.

[quote] Arizona state legislator Jake Hoffman contributed $1,200 to Lee in June 2021. Hoffman gained notoriety ahead of the 2020 election when Facebook banned his digital marketing firm for running a “troll farm” on behalf of the conservative advocacy group Turning Point Action, the political arm of Turning Point USA. Hoffman’s company’s effort was described as “among the most ambitious domestic influence campaigns” uncovered during the 2020 election.

[quote] Lee also received a $1,000 donation from Tyler Bowyer, the chief operating officer of Turning Point USA, that same month.

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by Anonymousreply 8November 22, 2023 7:25 PM
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