GOP House Candidate: George Floyd Murder Was Fake

Salon reports:

A Republican candidate for the U.S. House from Missouri published a 23-page report which falsely claims to show that George Floyd’s killing was a “deepfake” hoax.

Winnie Heartstrong, who reportedly has a good chance of winning the Republican Party’s nomination in August to challenge incumbent Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo., has repeatedly claimed on Twitter that Floyd’s death in the custody of Minneapolis police was faked.

A video featuring Heartstrong claiming that “George Floyd is alive” was widely shared among far-right conspiracy theorists. Heartstrong now claims that Floyd actually died years ago, and the video showing his death was a “deepfake.”

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