Susan Wagle is many things. She isn’t just a state senator, she is President of the State Senate. She’s the big reason why Republican leadership blocked Medicaid expansion. Now that’s she’s running in a crowded field for US Senate, though, she has to find a new way to bring the Republican base home. When your opponents in a primary campaign look like Kris Kobach, and everyone knows you’re a conservative in the state senate, what can you do? Well, for Susan Wagle, the answer seems to be to try and out-racist the racist:
In case you find yourself reading this more than once, you aren’t alone. Wagle is accusing China of manufacturing COVID-19 in a lab as some sort of biological attack. While legislators called her out for this delusional conspiracy theory, Senator Wagle hasn’t stopped, again waging attacks on China again in her Twitter feed, which appears to be her message into the primary.
Rui Xu, the first Chinese-American elected to the Kansas State House, had this response:
This is legitimately crazy and only serves to harm Asian-Americans in this country, as I’ve repeatedly stated. I.… https://t.co/N2mLhc5OSi— Rui Xu (@Rui Xu) 1587084896.0