Republican Tina Forte is running in 2022 to claim the New York seat in Congress currently held by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. During a recent investigation into QAnon activity on Facebook, our research led us to social media accounts managed by Forte, which included heavy promotion of the deadly Jan. 6 “Save America” rally.
We found Forte repeatedly used hashtags related to QAnon conspiracy theories. The QAnon mentions even included cries of “Save the Children,” referring to the debunked conspiracy theory that makes claims of mass pedophilia and “Satanic blood-drinking” by Democrats.
In a live video, she urged people to make their way to the Capitol. We even found that she entered a restricted area after the crowd knocked down barriers that law enforcement installed. All of her posts promoting the date in the weeks before Jan. 6 appeared to reach at least tens of thousands of people, but likely many more.
Read the full article. There’s much more, including Forte’s collaborations with “Stop The Steal” cultists and with Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio, who was sentenced to six months in jail earlier this week. Watch the first clip.
(THREAD) An in-depth investigation has uncovered that Tina Forte, a Republican who is running against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in 2022, participated in the Capitol riot on Jan. 6. https://t.co/H7twDgDe66
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BREAKING: @RealTina40 and dozens of Trump supporters unveil artist Scott LoBaido’s latest artwork of Nancy Pelosi tearing up the Constitution on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. #SaveAmericaMarch pic.twitter.com/IRixHn2f9s
— Mike Carter (@MikeCarterTV) January 6, 2021