A Reasonable Republican Congressman vs Maria Elvira Salazar

Today, Sunday, October 25th, on CBS Miami’s Facing South Florida, Maria Elvira Salazar refused to denounce QAnon, a dangerous conspiracy theory that the FBI considers a domestic terror threat.

Jim DeFede, Host: Do you believe there is any legitimacy to the theories espoused by QAnon?

Maria Elvira Salazar: I don’t know what that means. I just know that the threat we have in this country is socialism. 

Compare Salazar’s extremist, potentially dangerous ideas with that of a reasonable Republican congressman, who on Meet the Press today said the following:

Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-VA) said he believes that the Republican Party’s endorsement of a candidate who supports the QAnon conspiracy theory shows that the party has “lost our way.”

Riggleman continued, “So I might as well just piss everybody off, Chuck. So I think if we’re doing this, if we’re looking at the spread of misinformation as part of something just to pander to a certain subset of voters, I think we’ve lost our way.”

He also said: “When we start to actually represent as a party that’s part of this anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that believes there’s some kind of pedophilic cabal on the Democratic side of the House, I think we’re in for a rough ride.”

During today’s debate on CBS Miami, Maria Elvira Salazar also refused to support common sense gun reform, like an assault weapons ban. Her dangerous, extremist campaign of lies continues.