Remember the guys who started a hoax conspiracy theory accusing Hillary Clinton of running a pedophile sex ring out of a pizza shop in Washington D.C.?
And remember how a guy from North Carolina believed that malicious hoax and went to the Comet Ping Pong pizza shop with his AR-15, firing three rounds into the place in December 2016?
Well now the two terrible human beings behind that fiasco are launching a Super PAC that will support Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel as he attempts to slime his way into the U.S. Senate in 2018.
From the Associated Press:
Two right-wing activists that Ohio Republican Josh Mandel defended this summer against labeling by an anti-hate group have launched a super PAC backing his bid for U.S. Senate.
Mike Cernovich and Jack Posobiec are among founders of the #Rev18, for Revolution 2018, political action committee launched Monday.
Both men were involved in the conspiracy theory dubbed “pizzagate,” which suggested Hillary Clinton was running a pedophile ring out of a pizzeria.
A third partner, entrepreneur Jeffrey Giesea, told Cleveland.com that it likes Mandel’s style and message.
“He is bringing a new type of energy to the Republican Party that we want to see in 2018,” he told the news organization, noting the 40-year-old Mandel’s relative youth and “America-first” agenda.
A message was left Tuesday with Mandel’s campaign seeking comment on the Super PAC’s plans to support him. It is prohibited from coordinating with his campaign, but can raise and spend unlimited amounts on his behalf.
Mandel, Ohio’s state treasurer, retweeted a Twitter post by Cernovich in July that accused the Anti-Defamation League of “inciting terrorism” with a report identifying members of the “alt-right” and “alt-lite” movements.
It identified Cernovich and Posobiec as “alt-lite,” which the ADL defines as rejecting overtly white supremacist ideology, but embracing misogyny and xenophobia.
Let’s straighten out this corkscrew of spite real quick: Two guys who started a vicious, repugnant lie about Hillary Clinton literally incited an attempted act of terrorism on the innocent owners and employees of a pizza shop.
The Anti-Defamation League identified those two cretins as cretins, and because of that Josh Mandel accused the Anti-Defamation League of inciting terrorism!
And now, the two cretins are launching a dark money, unaccountable Super PAC to try to help put Mandel in the U.S. Senate. I swear people, you can’t make this stuff up.