State Rep. Lin Bennett, a Charleston Republican known as one of the Statehouses staunchest anti-abortion advocates, has posted support on Facebook for QAnon the controversial conspiracy theory pushed by Donald Trump supporters that suggests Democrats are trying to overthrow the country and, with Hollywood celebrities, are behind a child-sex ring.
Last year, Bennett, a frequent user on Facebook, called one QAnon post a gem and another interesting. She vouched for theory backers, Theyre legit, and used a QAnon phrase, Panic in DC, in two separate posts.
But Bennett told The Post and Courier that she does not endorse QAnon despite The Daily Beast which first reported the posts saying she was arguably the highest ranking politician to promote QAnon so far.
I am not a follower of QAnon, Bennett said.
Bennett was keeping up with QAnons predictions about the ongoing Robert Mueller-led investigation into Trump. Theorists believe Trump and Mueller are secretly working together in a crusade to jail Democrats, who are covertly running the nations major law enforcement agencies as part of the deep state.
Bennett said she shared QAnon snapshots about the probe that she received from other people.
Then the two-term lawmaker and former Charleston County GOP Party chairwoman checked out the theory and saw the conspiracies about vast criminal networks at the highest levels of the federal government.
I looked on Twitter and after a while I said This is weird, Bennett said. I got tired of looking at that stuff.
She dismissed QAnon because none of the predictions about the Mueller probe were coming true. QAnon was not a reliable source, she said.
People were telling me that they hadnt been wrong and (then) I did my own homework, Bennett said. They missed the post where I said, Im getting bored with this.
Very interesting twits there. Including the retweet from sweetpete