Several dozen people assembled outside the White House Saturday to demand an investigation into the unfounded Internet rumor known as “Pizzagate.”
Wearing T-shirts and holding banners defending the conspiracy theory — which falsely linked Hillary Clinton to an alleged child-sex-trafficking ring operating out of a D.C. pizza parlor — protesters took turns climbing onto an elevated stage in Lafayette Square to demand politicians and mainstream news media take their claims seriously.
“I don’t have any doubt that Pizzagate is real,” said Kori Hayes, a corrections officer who drove with his wife and three kids to Washington from Middleburg, Fla., on Friday night for the event. “But nothing is being said about it.”
The demonstration came a day after the widely debunked conspiracy theory suffered two further blows.
On Friday, a North Carolina man pleaded guilty to weapons and assault charges in connection to an ill-fated attempt to expose the alleged sex-trafficking operation.
Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, admitted traveling to Comet Ping Pong in Northwest Washington on Dec. 4, anticipating a violent confrontation over his personal investigation of Pizzagate. He entered the restaurant holding an assault rifle, prompting a panicked evacuation by workers and customers. Welch fired the rifle at least once while searching for evidence of child sex abuse. After finding none, he surrendered to police.
Also on Friday, Alex Jones, a conspiracy-loving media personality who pushed the Pizzagate narrative, apologized for his role in spreading the viral story.
Alex Jones is a cuck!
Meanwhile, if like me you were curious what the “code words” in the Podesta EMAILS! that revealed a secret pedophile ring were, here you go:
I wasn't clear on this before but here are the actual "coded" words Pizzagate supporters believe are in Podesta emails pic.twitter.com/ApYaAmIOBD
— Anna Merlan (@annamerlan) March 25, 2017
My question: by troofer standards of evidence, what pizza menu doesn’t reveal a secret pedophile ring?