‘Sorry, fools’: GOP lawmaker dismantles latest right-wing conspiracy theory | Top stories

‘Sorry, fools’: GOP lawmaker dismantles latest right-wing conspiracy theory

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Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) Debunked on Tuesday a Capitol Hill riot conspiracy theory backed by Fox News host Tucker Carlson, which has become increasingly popular in right-wing circles.

“I know it will break some hearts. For the past few months, people like Tucker Carlson, MTG, Gaetz and now Cruz have been just ‘asking questions’ about a man named Ray Epps, ”Kinzinger wrote on Twitter, referring to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga .), Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) and Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

Epps was seen on camera on January 5, 2021, urging supporters of Donald Trump to visit the U.S. Capitol, a day before the January 6 attack on Congress.

“Some in the crowd chanted“ fed fed fed, ”Kinzinger noted.“ Why? Who knows, maybe they knew he had been filmed talking about a break-in on the Capitol the day before and wanted to create distance? “

Because he was not arrested and because he was initially on an FBI wanted list and then deregistered – Carlson and others have suggested he was an FBI agent and did part of a “false flag” operation on Capitol Hill.

Cruz, who just appeared on Carlson’s show, critics called ‘creepy’ by the Fox News host – used his time at a hearing Tuesday to question an FBI official about the matter from Epps.

But Kinzinger wrote in a series of tweets that Epp had spoken to the Special House Committee investigating the Capitol Riot and there is another reason he was taken off the wanted list, never arrested and never charged:

“While it can break hearts, it is true,” Kinzinger added. “So many people are misled by so few. Just look up.

Kinzinger also included a statement from a committee spokesperson … and added a note from him targeting Cruz:

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