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Extreme GOP lawmaker under investigation after false flag comments about Buffalo shooting
AZ Sen. Wendy Rogers (R) Photo: Gage Skidmore/via wikipedia The Arizona Senate is investigating anti-LGBTQ extremist state Sen. Wendy Rogers (R) for claiming that the racist massacre in Buffalo, New York was staged by the FBI.
“Fed boy summer has started in Buffalo,” Rogers wrote on the rightwing social media platforms Gab and Telegram shortly after the shooter killed 10 people on Saturday, effectively saying that the FBI was conducting a false flag operation.
Her comments got hundreds of likes on the platforms, according to the Phoenix New-Times , but sparked outrage. Conservatives have often claimed that mass shootings are staged, partly because mass shootings are an indictment of the promotion of hatred against women and minorities and lax gun regulations that conservatives support.
The shooter in Buffalo – who shot 13 people, 11 of whom were Black – allegedly wrote a letter full of racist sentiment about “white genocide” and “great replacement theory,” the conspiracy theory that powerful people (often Jewish people) are replacing white people with people are color in the U.S. The idea got national attention when white supremacists chanted “Jews will not replace us” at the 2017 Charlottesville, Virginia rally.
The same ideas are promoted by white supremacist […]