Over the course of the last few months, our nation has become quite familiar with the Qanon conspiracy theory, which states that Donald Trump is fighting a secret war against the “deep state” cabal of pedophiliac elites.
The theory has been a remarkably motivating theory for many within the MAGA movement, and was more likely than not a factor in the decisions being made by those who stormed the Capitol on January 6th.
Now, one member of the GOP is sounding the alarm regarding the conspiracy theory, declaring that the Qanon phenomenon could tear the GOP apart.
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.
“Until last week, many party leaders and consultants thought they could preach the Constitution while winking at QAnon,” Sasse wrote in The Atlantic. “They can’t. The GOP must reject conspiracy theories or be consumed by them.”
Sasse was brutal in his assessment.
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 latest belief within the Qanon base is that President Trump will soon take to the emergency broadcast system and announce that “the storm is upon us”, which is the coded message that indicates that the military has begun to arrest those within the supposed cabal.
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