President Donald Trump’s nominee to become a senior Pentagon official spread debunked conspiracies on Twitter that called Trump’s election loss to Joe Biden a “coup” attempt and shared tweets that suggest Trump should declare martial law.
Scott O’Grady, a former fighter pilot and Trump loyalist, repeatedly retweeted tweets that falsely stated Trump won the election in “landslide fashion” and that millions of votes were stolen from the President.
On November 25, O’Grady retweeted a tweet that said, “Trump won & Biden & his Comrades will now attempt a coup,” next to a photoshopped image of Biden beside Xi Jinping, the President of China.
Last month it was reported that O’Grady has repeatedly posted sexist, homophobic, anti-Muslim, and QAnon assholery. This morning O’Grady protected his Twitter feed from non-followers. O’Grady is poised to become Assistant Defense Secretary for International Security Affairs.