That fragmentary theory believed that devil-worshiping Democrats were trafficking children from the basement of a Washington restaurant, and in 2017 a believer armed with an assault rifle broke in and fired his weapon. Judge Jackson, as a district court judge, sentenced him to four years in prison, saying his actions “leave a mental wreck.”
The QAnon conspiracy theory was born a few months later when an anonymous writer – often signed as Q – expands the infamous legend that the cable of top Democrats abuses children. Q President Donald J. Trump is believed to be a close top official and insisted the president was waging a secret war against Kabul.
Slogans about child protection became a catchphrase that QAnon followers used to identify each other, and their bizarre fantasies – initially promoted by far-right news outlets, then promoted by a ring of social media influencers – Trump. Appeared to be widespread among supporters. At least two Republican lawmakers elected in 2020 have made statements in support of QAnon, and prosecutors say many Jan. 6, 2021, subscribed to Capitol Attack Theory.
Among those now echoing Republican opinion about the judicial nominee is, in fact, Ron Watkins, a former website administrator who is believed to have played a key role in writing the anonymous Q posts. Mr. Watkins, who has denied any part in the Q messages, is running for the Republican nomination for the Arizona congressional seat, largely on the strength of his QAnon Association; This week, he qualified for the polls.
“Judge Jackson is pedophile-capable,” Mr. Watkins wrote on social media on Wednesday. “Any senator who votes to confirm her nomination is also pedophile-capable.”
On Wednesday, QAnon telegram channels became more and more excited. One user wrote, “She has committed incredible crimes against humanity with her judge.” “If she confirms that the victims remain victims and remain trapped in the pain given to them,” said another. Some spoke of violence.
The poll suggests that QAnon supporters are supporting Mr. Trump’s departure from office contradicted Quinn’s predictions. A poll last October found that about 60 percent of Trump voters had heard of QAnon, and 3 out of 10 Republicans favored it.