Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) on Friday criticized President Trump’s “unwillingness to denounce an absurd and dangerous conspiracy theory” — a reference to Thursday night’s town hall with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie, who demanded the president to unequivocally denounce the QAnon theory.
“The President’s unwillingness to denounce an absurd and dangerous conspiracy theory last night continues an alarming pattern: politicians and parties refuse to forcefully and convincingly repudiate groups like antifa, white supremacists, and conspiracy peddlers,” Romney said in a Friday statement.
“Similarly troubling is their silence regarding anti-vaxxers militias, and anarchists,” he continued, accusing such politicians of coddling and adopting the “rabid fringes” while “eagerly trading their principles for the hope of electoral victories.”
“As the parties rush down the rabbit hole, they may be opening a door to a political movement that could eventually eclipse them both,” he added:
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) October 16, 2020