PoliticsFriday 06.10.22

Has QAnon Infiltrated the GOP? | Hell & High Water

John Heilemann talks with Denver Riggleman, former Republican congressman from Virginia, and, until recently, 1/6 committee staffer. Heilemann and Riggleman discuss the part Q-Anon played in ending Riggleman’s career in Congress, the centrality of conspiracy theories to the identity of today’s GOP, the powerful speech Riggleman gave on the House floor denouncing Q-Anon, and the strange tale of how Riggleman’s interest in Bigfoot became part of his public profile. Tune in to the full episode to hear about the staggering scope of what Jan. 6 House Select Committee has learned since its inception about the involvement of Donald Trump and his inner circle in the attempt to overturn the 2020 election; how the story of the pressures placed on Mike Pence to prevent Joe Biden from taking office will be among the key facets of the hearings; and Riggleman’s assessment of the case for bringing criminal charges against Trump for his role in the 1/6 insurrection.

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