Arizona mother’s speech pulled from RNC after boosting QAnon conspiracy
Aug 25, 2020, 5:39 PM | Updated: 5:40 pm
PHOENIX — An Arizona mother who was slated to speak Tuesday at the Republican National Convention had her speech pulled after boosting a QAnon conspiracy theory on Twitter.
Mary Ann Mendoza was removed from Tuesday’s lineup after she asked her 40,000 Twitter followers to read a thread that promoted a theory regarding a Jewish world takeover, according to ABC Radio.
Mendoza has since deleted the tweet and issued an apology on Twitter.
“I retweeted a very long thread earlier without reading every post within the thread,” Mendoza said. “My apologies for not paying attention to the intent of the whole message.
“That does not reflect my feelings or personal thoughts whatsoever.”
Mendoza was one of two Arizona speakers slated to appear at Tuesday’s convention, which is being held virtually and in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Mendoza’s son, Brandon, was killed in 2014 by a drunk driver who was in the country illegally.
She was supposed to represent “angel moms,” or mothers who have had a child die at the hands of an undocumented immigrants.
Myron Lizer, Navajo Nation’s vice president, was still scheduled to speak Tuesday at the convention.