The Matt Gaetz allegations show how QAnon corrupts its followers

The conspiracy theorists are shrugging at the very thing they supposedly care about most. Why?

Matt Gaetz.
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You'd think adherents of the QAnon conspiracy theory would feel vindicated by leaked allegations of sexual misconduct toward a minor by a sitting member of Congress.

After all, abuse of children by powerful people, especially federal officials, is one of the movement's biggest purported concerns. But Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) is the subject of just such a leak, and the QAnon response is not crows of vindication.

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