The Illinois Dispatch reports:
Republican party officials are withdrawing support for 17th Congressional District candidate Bill Fawell after reviewing alleged conspiracy theories posted by Fawell on social media. Fawell, 64, will face U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Moline, in the November general election.
State Republican party chairman Tim Schneider, Rock Island County Republican party central committee chair Drue Mielke, and Republican state central committeeman for the 17th Congressional District, Jan Weber, removed their support of Fawell on Tuesday.
All three officials cite posts on Fawell’s campaign Facebook page, Elect Fawell, in which Fawell appears to support 9/11 conspiracy theories, and called some mass shootings “false flag” events. Fawell said Tuesday that the goal of his Elect Fawell Facebook page is to get people to read information from alternate news sources.
According to Media Matters, Fawell has posted the usual nutbag claims about Pizzagate, Seth Rich, Sandy Hook, Las Vegas, and Parkland, just to name a few. Oh, and Beyonce is totally a member of the Illuminati. As you can see below, the local GOP only just changed their mind.
Rock Island County Republicans agrees with Bill Fawell for Congress. Our PCs are talking to our Voters and many are benefited. Go talk to the Voters. https://t.co/dux7HXmwIM
— Rock Island Co GOP (@ricoGOPorg) August 6, 2018