The last time a Republican congressman appeared on the conspiracy theory radio program “Trunews,” he ended up arguing that President Obama wants to spread Ebola in order to impose martial law.
Naturally, when Rep. Paul Broun appeared on “Trunews” yesterday, the Georgia Republican wondered if Obama wants Americans to contract Ebola.
Broun spoke with host Rick Wiles — who once hoped that “Ebola could solve America’s problem” with homosexuality while also predicting that Obama will deliberately spread Ebola in order to “round up patriots” — about the baseless claim that “Obama’s wanting to bring [foreign] Ebola patients here to this country” and “take care of every Ebola patient all across the globe.”
After Wiles wondered whether Obama’s response to Ebola has been driven by “malicious intent,” Broun demurred, responding: “I don’t know, I didn’t want to go there. Some people might think that it is malicious intent and certainly if you look at it from a logical perspective, there is no logic whatsoever about why they are acting the way they are.”
Wiles then called for Obama to be “removed from office” because of his Ebola policies.
Broun also appeared to accept Wiles’ conspiracy theory that Obama will put people with Ebola in VA hospitals in order to “contaminate the VA hospitals with the Ebola virus.”
“That may very well be, it’s almost apocalyptic what potential [sic] is coming if that happens, if we bring these Ebola patients here and put them in hospitals, VA hospitals or any hospital,” he said. “We should not be exposing American citizens to this virus and this administration already is exposing people to this virus and is going to continue to expand that exposure.”
The Georgia congressman said that it was “beyond belief” and “unconscionable” that the Obama administration decided to follow the recommendations of health experts by not enforcing a travel ban on people leaving West Africa, and once again suggested that something sinister is at work: “I just cannot fathom why anybody would be doing what this administration’s been doing, whether it’s purposeful or whether it’s due to ignorance or whether it’s due to ineptness, I don’t know but it certainly has got to stop.”