Conspiracy Theories

GOP congressman goes on InfoWars to complain about being called a conspiracy theorist

If you want to convince people you’re not a conspiracy theorist, cozying up to Alex Jones isn’t exactly the best way to do it.

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is so fed up with people calling him a conspiracy theorist that he made an appearance with one of the biggest promoters of nutbag conspiracies to plead his case.

During an appearance in the Alex Jones Show this Monday, Gaetz complained that he’s being called a conspiracy theorist for pushing GOP talking points about a “secret memo” that allegedly shows the Obama administration illegally spied on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

The memo, authored by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), claims to prove Obama violated FISA laws to carry out the alleged surveillance on Trump. Many see the memo narrative as a tactic to further cast doubt on Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion  between the Trump campaign and Russia.

“We’re called conspiracy theorists because we see this cabal right in front of us,” Gaetz said.

“We’re able to aggregate these data points and show what was really going on,” he continued. “The reality is we’re just looking at the very messages that the people that were at the center of the Hillary Clinton investigation and the center of Robert Mueller’s investigation were saying to one another.”

“I mean, that seems to be an entirely reasonable review of the facts, to look at the communications between people who had central roles in the investigation. And I don’t think there’s any dispute that there was extreme bias, but not only bias in their minds—in their actions, in their planning, and the things that they were doing.”

Watch the video below, via Right Wing Watch:

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