'Satan, the Pope and 5G': GOP lawmaker unleashes bizarre '52 pages of lies' about COVID vaccine initiative
A Republican lawmaker is facing bipartisan scrutiny for his recent bizarre conspiracy theory about COVID-19. According to HuffPost, New Hampshire state Rep. Ken Weyler (R) believes there are "Satan, the pope and 5G as well as tentacled creatures lurking in the COVID-19 vaccine."
Weyler, who also serves as chair of the House finance committee, sent a 52-page document to his Congressional colleagues claiming the COVID-19 vaccine initiative is part of a conspiracy "to gain 100% control over the minds of all of humanity." WMUR-TV has also reported that the 79-year-old lawmaker's document also consists of "anti-Catholic bigotry" that suggests "the Vatican is ruled by multiple popes, including a 'grey pope' who is the 'supreme puppet master.'"
"We must understand that this criminal network is highly spiritual in nature, and all who are at the top are involved in dark ancient spiritual practices," the lawmaker's document claims. "To put it bluntly, they are Satanists, also called Luciferians."
The document also takes aim at the Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines for COVID-19. According to Weyler's claims both were "examined under a microscope, which revealed a tentacled creature in each vial that 'moves around, lifts itself up, and even seems to be self aware.'"
Weyler's document has prompted an onslaught of complaints from both sides of the political aisle.
State Rep. Suzanne Vail (D) described the document as “52 pages of lies."
She also tweeted about the bizarre claims. “Do not listen to him or believe anything he says," Vail tweeted. “It's a sad day, and I'm sorry to make this request."
In a statement referenced by Indepth NH, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R) has also criticized Weyler for his claims. He also insisted that the lawmaker be held accountable for spreading misinformation.
"I have repeatedly expressed directly to Speaker [Sherman] Packard about the need to remove Weyler from this position of leadership," Sununu said in a statement cited by InDepthNH. "These latest absurd emails have accelerated the urgency that the Speaker needs to take action."