Arizona GOP Senate candidate Kelly Ward is defending her upcoming bus tour with far-right conspiracy theorist Mike Cernovich, who is best known for pushing the “Pizzagate” nonsense. Ward won’t even admit that Pizzagate was fake.
On Sunday night, MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt pressed Arizona Republican candidate for Senate, Kelly Ward, about her connection with far-right loon Mike Cernovich. Ward is about to kick off a bus tour with Cernovich, who was a major proponent of the “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory that said Hillary Clinton was running a child sex ring out of a DC pizza joint.
“I don’t really know what Mike Cernovich’s views are,” Ward said. “I know he’s got an audience and we want to serve everyone.”
“I want to serve Republicans, I want to serve conservatives, I want to serve independents, I want to serve people who aren’t political at all and I want to serve those Democrats who are rejecting the radical left,” she continued.
Cernovich spent months during the 2016 campaign telling his audience that Pizzagate was real. The bizarre conspiracy theory was widely debunked. But that didn’t stop one crazed man from bringing his gun to the pizza joint and opening fire. The gunman said he was there to save the children from Hillary’s pedophilia ring.
“Mike Cernovich has been associated with the Pizzagate theory that led to shots being fired at Comet Pizza here in Washington,” Hunt said. “Do you believe what has been said about Hillary Clinton and pizza and all this nonsense that has been on the internet?”
Ward refused to say whether she believed that Hillary Clinton was running a child sex ring out of a pizza place.
“All I know about Hillary Clinton is that she would have been a terrible president,” Ward said.
In addition to Cernovich, Ward will be joined on her “Road to Victory” bus tour kicking off next week by Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), and Rep. Steve King (R-IA) among others.
AZ GOP Sen candidate Kelli Ward will go on a bus tour w/ Mike Cernovich, an alt-right activist associated w/ the PizzaGate conspiracy.
JUST NOW: "I don't really know what Mike Cernovich's views are. I know he's got an audience and I want to serve everyone" Ward said pic.twitter.com/ZRaKrYRPJq
— Kasie DC (@KasieDC) August 20, 2018