Mike Pence to attend fundraiser by QAnon supporters: Date, attendees and all you need to know about the event by ‘Pizzagate’ believers
A couple, who claim to be the supporters of the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon, have organized a fundraiser event that is expecting to be graced by some of the biggest names including Vice President Mike Pence. Besides Pence, the event is also expected to host a few more prominent Republicans from Trump's inner circle, according to the invitations that are obtained by the Associated Press. Here’s everything you need to know about the event organized by the ‘Pizzagate’ theory backers.
Where and when is it being held?
The fundraiser is reportedly taking place on September 14 in Bozeman, Montana.
Who is organizing it?
The event is being put together by a couple whose social media activities reportedly show a leaning towards the theory started by an anonymous ‘Q’, who believe that Trump is allegedly battling satan-worshipping pedophiles, who run a global child-sex trafficking ring. According to the reports, Caryn and Michael Borland have shared QAnon memes and re-tweeted posts from various QAnon social media accounts. The couple has reportedly donated $220,000 to Trump’s reelection. They were guests at Trump’s renominating convention last months and were seen posing for photos from the White House.
Who all are attending the event?
Mike Pence is said to headline the event. However, his representatives refused to comment on the fundraiser, reports the Associated Press. Last month, Pence had told CBS commenting on the QAnon theory, “I don’t know anything about QAnon, and I dismiss it out of hand.” Pence is currently serving as the 48th Vice President of US. He was the 50th governor of Indiana from 2013 to 2017 and a member of the United States House Representative from 2001 to 2013. He has also been appointed as the chairman of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, which was set up in response to the pandemic in the US.
Donald Trump Jr’s girlfriend and Trump’s top fundraising official Kimberly Guilfoyle is also a part of the fundraiser event according to reports. Before becoming a part of the Republican Party, Guilfoyle served as a co-host of ‘The Five’ on Fox News. She and Trump Jr have been dating since 2018. Other attendees at the QAnon supporter event include Republican National Committee finance chairman Todd Ricketts, GOP chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and RNC co-chairman Tommy Hicks Jr.
What is the Pizzagate theory?
QAnon draws elements from the infamous ‘Pizzagate' theory, which believes that a pedophile ring is run out of the Washington restaurants. The theory went viral during the 2016 United States presidential election cycle when the personal email account of Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta was hacked. The emails were published by Wikileaks and proponents of Pizzagate claimed that it contained coded messages linked to Democrats who allegedly ran a human trafficking and child sex ring.
Meanwhile, the QAnon theory has gained popularity among Trump followers over the years. And Trump has refused to say QAnon is false, says the AP report.