QAnon-Promoting 2020 Congressional Candidate Angela Stanton King Scheduled to Speak at CPAC 2021

Congressional candidate Angela Stanton-King (Photo from Stanton-King for Congress campaign website.)

Content warning: this post reports on dehumanizing language directed at trans people.

Angela Stanton King, a promoter of QAnon conspiracy theories and anti-LGBTQ bigotry, is scheduled to speak at the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference on a Sunday afternoon panel shortly before former President Donald Trump speaks. Stanton King spoke at a “Stop the Steal” rally in Washington, D.C. the night before the Capitol insurrection, where she praised Trump for standing up to demons and told the crowd Trump could still win because “God makes miraculous things happen.”

Stanton King is scheduled to be on a panel with other “new voices.” One of them, Young Pharaoh, was reportedly disinvited from CPAC on Monday after Media Matters reported on anti-Semitic statements he has made.

Stanton King was pardoned last March by Trump over a conviction related to her involvement with a car-theft ring. She ran for Congress later that year, declaring in July, “God sent me.” She also tweeted that month that she would be Kanye West’s running mate in 2024. Last August, she took a bigoted swipe at Kamala Harris’ husband, family, and heritage.

In the November general election, running as the GOP nominee, Stanton King drew about 15 percent in the Georgia congressional district that was represented by the late civil rights icon John Lewis. (When Lewis died during she summer, she tweeted, “Pass the torch, don’t die with it in your hand.”)

Like her godmother, religious-right activist Alveda King, Stanton King is vehemently anti-choice. Last week Stanton King tweeted, “With the way they’re pushing the Covid Vaccine and Abortion on the Black Community you can’t pay me a million dollars to believe for one second that it’s NOT population control!”

And she is stridently anti-LGBTQ. Last week she went on a diatribe involving her own child, tweeting, “Thinking about how I fought for my son & sacrificed to raise him. While his Dad was rotting in prison. Just for him to grow up and decide he wants to be a woman.”

“The enemy put his hands on the wrong seed,” she said in a separate tweet. “This is war.”

“Does anyone consider the parents?” she asked in another. “These predators want my son to believe that I don’t love him if I won’t accept him as a woman. How f*cking dare you!!!”