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A GOP congressman said so many Republican voters now believe in the QAnon conspiracy theory it could destroy the party

Posted On: May 7, 2021   |   Posted By: Business Insider

A GOP congressman said so many Republican voters now believe in the QAnon conspiracy theory it could destroy the party

Summary List Placement GOP Rep. Peter Meijer has warned that the rise of the QAnon conspiracy theory movement could destroy the Republican Party from within in remarks to CNN.
Meijer is one of few Republicans who've spoken out against the rise of conspiracy-theory-driven beliefs among a swath of the GOP grassroots. He was one of only 10 Republicans in the House who voted to impeach Donald Trump for inciting the Capitol riot on January 6.
"The fact that a significant plurality, if not potentially a majority, of our voters have been deceived into this creation of an alternate reality could very well be an existential threat to the party," Meijer, a freshman congressman from Michigan, told the network.
The QAnon movement emerged from messaging boards 4chan and 8chan, to be adopted and promoted by Trump allies on the far right as it spread through the Republican Party. A Republican congresswoman, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Wood of Georgia, pushed the conspiracy theory before her election last year though in recent...

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