Michael Snyder, a radical Religious Right prepper pundit who is among the Republicans candidates running for Congress in Idaho for the seat being vacated by Rep. Raul Labrador, is a kindred spirit of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and a regular guest on his radio program.
During an appearance on Jones’ show earlier this week, Snyder said that part of his reason for running is to help spread the InfoWars message, insisting that if Jones’ listeners would vote in Republican primaries, the movement could literally take over the GOP and Congress.
The movement needs to “educate people,” Snyder said, and “that’s what you guys are doing every day with the show and that’s a big part of the reason I’m running because we need people to run—some will win, some will lose—we need people to run all over the country or else we’re going to get bad people into office. But a big part of running for office is educating people, because when you run for office, you get a platform. And whether you win or lose, you’re going to talk to thousands, if not ultimately millions of people for the bigger campaigns, and people are going to hear the message, people are going to get educated. So part of this is an education process of what we’re trying to do, get the truth out.”
Snyder, who bills himself as “the most pro-Trump candidate in America,” said that he would like to see pro-Trump candidates “challenge every House seat in the entire country” and flood Congress with “InfoWars candidates” who will never betray Trump.
“The key is the Republican primaries,” he said. “In many areas of the country, less than 10 percent of the population of a state will vote in a Republican primary. So if we get just the InfoWars audience energized and fired up to vote and get 50, 60, 70 percent of us to go out and vote, we can literally take over these primaries [and] put in InfoWars candidates, pro-Trump candidates, liberty and freedom candidates, Ron Paul candidates into these positions.”
“The InfoWars audience has gotten so large and so powerful,” Snyder said, that “we could literally start taking over the Republican Party if we just get energized and motivated and galvanized to go vote.”