Aug 25, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Bipartisan lawmakers to introduce House resolution condemning QAnon

A QAnon flag

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Reps. Tom Malinowski (D-N.J.) and Denver Riggleman (R-Va.) are introducing a bipartisan resolution on Tuesday that would condemn the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon.

Why it matters: The vote would put lawmakers on the record on whether they repudiate QAnon, which baselessly claims that a powerful cabal of pedophiles and cannibals within the "deep state" is engaged in a global fight to take down President Trump.

  • The FBI has categorized fringe conspiracy theories like QAnon as a potential domestic terrorist threat.
  • Worth noting: Riggleman was defeated in a Republican primary earlier this year after facing conservative criticism for officiating a same-sex marriage.

The big picture: QAnon has grown increasingly popular in mainstream Republican politics, with multiple supporters of the conspiracy theory winning congressional primaries — including Marjorie Taylor Greene, who is set to enter Congress after winning a runoff in a deep-red Georgia district.

What they're saying: "Our aim is a fully bipartisan Congressional repudiation of this dangerous, anti-Semitic, conspiracy-mongering cult that the FBI says is radicalizing Americans to violence," Malinowski wrote in a tweet.

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