Former Rep. Denver Riggleman (Va.) recalled how Republican colleagues within the Home Freedom Caucus blew his thoughts with a ridiculous declare throughout his very first week as a member of the hard-line conservative group.
In a video shared by the MeidasTouch Community on Sunday, the previous senior technical adviser for the Home committee investigating the occasions of Jan. 6, 2021, mentioned it left him questioning simply how his fellow caucus members had received election to Congress.
Riggleman remembered them introducing him to a conspiracy idea referred to as the “one world algorithm,” which promoters declare can shut down conservative speech throughout all social media platforms.
“It’s unimaginable,” Riggleman mentioned of the purported algorithm.
“Right here I’m sitting in my first Freedom Caucus assembly, as my head explodes, considering, ‘How did these people get elected?’” he mentioned. “The outdated saying is, ‘It takes you six weeks … to determine how did all these different folks round me get elected.’ Effectively, it took me six minutes.”
“It was unimaginable to me to take heed to that,” he added.
Riggleman stop the GOP final 12 months, citing its transformation right into a cult of persona to former President Donald Trump, who’s now the Republican front-runner within the 2024 presidential race.
“It’s completely insane what folks have kind of put their arms round. For those who have a look at ‘Cease the Steal,’ in the event you have a look at, you realize, among the COVID points with the vaccination conspiracy theories, once you have a look at all of the issues in whole, the very fact is that a number of that has been pushed by folks round” Trump, Riggleman mentioned on the time.