California Republican Dana Rohrabacher claims that Democrats were secretly behind a plan to stage White Supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia according to the Los Angeles Times.
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher says Democrats, not white supremacists, are to blame for the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va., last month. “It’s all baloney,” Rohrabacher told the San Francisco Chronicle in an article about his 2018 reelection chances. “It was a setup for these dumb Civil War reenactors,” Rohrabacher said. “It was left-wingers who were manipulating them in order to have this confrontation” and to “put our president on the spot.” The conspiracy theory that a Democrat organized the white supremacist rally that led to the death of one person was stoked by right-wing provocateur Alex Jones of InfoWars and has been debunked by nonpartisan fact-checking site Politifact.