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Where Trump's conspiracy theory about who shot Ashli Babbitt came from – HotAir

Where Trump's conspiracy theory about who shot Ashli Babbitt came from – HotAir

Over the next few months, multiple baseless conspiracy theories emerged.” But even among those who accept that Babbitt’s death was real, conspiracy theories abound.Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Paul Gosar of Arizona — have been steadfast in demanding more information about the shooting, but most avoided entertaining the conspiracy theories that the officer was working for a particular member of Congress.Many QAnon followers, for example, believe that Babbitt is not actually dead but was in fact a “crisis actor” paid to fake her own death.

In the days after the Justice Department announced it was not pressing charges, QAnon followers on Telegram made comments such as “[They’re] not going to charge anybody because she’s really not dead it was a staged episode,” and “Can’t charge [someone] for a crime that didn’t happen.The sole “evidence” for these claims seems to be that the officer was in plain clothes rather than a uniform.

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