Mike Pence Gets Entangled in Pizzagate
12.06.16 5:50 PM ET
The VP-elect had a hard time dodging Jake Tapper’s queries as to why one of the chief promoters of the Pizzagate conspiracy theory was being given White House security clearance.
Flynn, the younger, recently gave credence to the baseless Pizzagate conspiracy theory—a theory that incited one North Carolina man to walk into a D.C. pizzeria with two guns.
The man discharged one of his weapons, but didn’t hurt anyone. And that near-catastrophe has many—including Tapper—wondering why one of the people pushing Pizzagate was part of the team helping prepare Donald Trump to take over the White House.
The situation with Flynn’s son was a “distraction,” he said, so the transition team made the right decision by jettisoning him.
Besides pushing the Pizzagate nonsense, Flynn has tweeted that people of color only voted for Obama because he’s black, and he’s also promoted the 9/11 truth site InfoWars, as CNN has documented.