Republican Sen. Mitt Romney released a statement responding to President Trump’s refusal to denounce conspiracy theories during his NBC Town Hall Thursday night.
“The President’s unwillingness to denounce an absurd and dangerous conspiracy theory last night continues an alarming pattern,” the statement reads, “politicians and parties refuse to forcefully and convincingly repudiate groups like antifa, white supremacists and conspiracy peddlers.”
Romney urged parties to “expel the rabid fringes” and warned both parties “may be opening a door to a political movement that could eventually eclipse them both.”
Some context: Trump doubled down on his refusal to denounce QAnon conspiracy theorists, saying in last night's nationally televised town hall that "they are very much against pedophilia" and he agrees with that sentiment.
QAnon's main conspiracy theories — none based in fact — claim dozens of Satan-worshipping politicians and A-list celebrities work in tandem with governments around the globe to engage in child sex abuse. Followers also believe there is a "deep state" effort to annihilate Trump and that the President is secretly working to bust these pedophilic cabals.
Read Romney's statement: