Michael Snyder, a radical Religious Right prepper pundit who is among the Republican candidates running for Congress in Idaho, is a kindred spirit of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and a regular guest on his program. Last week, Snyder and Jones discussed their conspiracy theory that the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas was an Antifa attack on Donald Trump supporters while providing absolutely no evidence to support any of their claims.
Snyder’s promotion of this conspiracy theory was noticed by the Idaho Statesman, prompting Snyder to return to the InfoWars network on Monday, where he complained to host David Knight that he is being smeared as a conspiracy theorist simply for asking questions and vowed never to distance himself from Jones or InfoWars.
“Something doesn’t add up,” he said. “Can we not ask the questions? We’ve got all these pieces of evidence and yet the Idaho Statesman is saying I’m not allowed to do that. As a political candidate running for office, Michael, don’t you know you’re not supposed to question reality, you’re not supposed to question the official narrative.”
“They’re attacking me just like they’re attacking Donald Trump,” Snyder continued. “They’re trying to label me as a conspiracy theorist … There is going to be a huge effort in this campaign to tie me to you guys, to tie me to David Knight, to Alex Jones, to InfoWars. The establishment here, they’re scared to death that someone like me, with close ties to you guys, could end up being a member of Congress from our state. They’re freaking out and so they want to make a huge deal of it, but you know what I’m going to tell them when they bring that up and try to attack me on that? I’m going to say I’m proud to stand with David Knight, I’m proud to stand with Alex Jones and InfoWars, these guys are fighting for America, I’m fighting for America and so I’m just going to be proud of it.”