Religious Right activist and Colorado state Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt kicked off a recent episode of his “Pray In Jesus Name” program by reporting on the false right-wing conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton’s campaign assassinated Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
Insisting that he was not alleging that her campaign had Scalia murdered but was simply providing the information so that viewers could draw their own conclusions, Klingenschmitt then dedicated the following segment to reading off a list of names of 53 people with supposed ties to the Clintons who have allegedly died under mysterious circumstances.
Before reading off the list, Klingenschmitt somewhat jokingly assured his audience that he recently visited his doctor and had “an A+ check up” because he is in great physical and mental health, so if he mysteriously turns up dead, they will know that “I was not the cause of my own death.”
After reading the list, Klingenschmitt insisted that he was not drawing any conclusions and was simply reporting the “facts” that dozens of people with ties to the Clinton have wound up dead … and then proceeded to speculate that Clinton was tied to the deaths of John F. Kennedy Jr. and Scalia.
“It is interesting that John Kennedy Jr., his plane exploded in mid-air just before Hillary Clinton announced that she was running for senator in New York,” he said. “What’s the timing on that? And now Justice Scalia? What’s the timing on that? Three days after Hillary’s campaign manager talks about ‘wet works’ and the reply comes, ‘Buckle down for the weekend’ and then Scalia dies with a pillow over his head? Interesting. How do they know about these things?”