Republican chairwoman refuses to condemn QAnon, instead pivots to Antifa
In an appearance on ABC’s This Week, Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel sparred with host George Stephanopoulos over the relevancy of QAnon to the election.
She also avoided an outright condemnation of the fringe conspiracy theory group, instead saying that she dismisses it, before pivoting to mention Antifa.
Mr Stephanopoulos was wrapping up the interview with a final question, asking Ms McDaniel if, as head of the Republican party, she would condemn QAnon.
He referred to her uncle, Senator Mitt Romney, who called out Donald Trump for refusing to condemn QAnon, calling the conspiracy theory absurd and dangerous.
Ms McDaniel responded: “I knew you were going to ask me that question. I knew it because it's something the voters are not even thinking about. It's a fringe group. It’s not part of our party. The vice president said: ‘I dismiss it out of hand’. The president said: ‘You know what, I don't know anything about this group’. But, of course, you’re going to ask me about that because it has absolutely nothing to do with this election.”
“Antifa — Antifa is burning down cities right now,” she began. “I just told you, dismiss them out of hand. They are a fringe group.”
“But this is crazy, George,” added Ms McDaniel, turning the conversation back to negotiations for another round of stimulus. “The American people are worried about the stimulus package that Nancy Pelosi is holding up, checks going to people who are concerned, and she’s saying, you know ...
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