House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, (D-Calif.), attacked QAnon’s allegations of pedophilia in the United States, in an interview with Kara Swisher on Sept. 21.
For Pelosi, the issue of children’s advocacy is an attention-getting resource, and she accused QAnon of “spitting poison”; then she blamed Facebook because, in her opinion, they are engaged to “make money out of poison.”
During the interview, which covered a variety of topics, Swisher asked Pelosi if she would run for the House again, and if so, how she would handle potential QAnon representatives who were also elected.
Kara Swisher asked, “All right, so you’re going to have QAnon members in the Congress. How are you going to deal with that?”
As soon as Pelosi started responding with generalities about voting, communications were disconnected, and when she came back she wasn’t very direct about QAnon either. This time she said it would be a Republican issue.
When Swisher confronted Pelosi with the issue for the third time, she presented her with a question in which she mentioned Facebook.
Swisher asked, “All right, Facebook, QAnon has been very active on Facebook, and it’s been a facilitator of its platform. How much do you hold Facebook accountable for this? You’ve had your wrangling with them.”
“I hold them very accountable. I hold them very accountable. QAnon has used the ‘save the children’ as a hashtag while they spew forth their poison and attract millions of people because ‘save the children,’ that sounds attractive, doesn’t it?” Pelosi responded.
Then she said, “I don’t know how the Facebook board of directors or their top employees can look themselves in the mirror. They have clearly chosen. Their business plan is to make money off of poison, and that’s the path they have chosen to go.”
The QAnon patriotic movement started in 2017, moved from disseminating privileged political information to becoming an explicit force in support of President Donald Trump.
Its followers identify with an emblematic “Q” and gather under the slogan, “Where one goes we all go,” and their signs are often seen at Trump’s campaign events.
Recently one of its followers, Marjorie Taylor Greene, won the Republican nomination for the House of Representatives in Georgia’s 14th Congressional District.
QAnon’s messages reiterate that Trump is a patriot who pits famous people, disreputable businessmen, and “anti-American” Republicans or Democrats against each other.
Among its disclosures, it implicated politicians like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for undisclosed crimes and Hollywood politicians and stars for child abuse.
Although Qanon followers are not known to have committed violations of the law they are censored on social networks and reprobated by Democrats, as confirmed by Pelosi in her interview with Swisher.