Republican state Senate candidate Lynn Gerber took to Facebook over the weekend to dispute reports that she supports the QAnon conspiracy theory.
“Accusing me of being a QAnon is ridiculous, frankly I didn’t know much about it until they said I was one,” wrote Gerber, who’s trying to oust incumbent Democrat Rachel Zenzinger of Arvada.
UPDATE: After publication of this story, Gerber edited the portion of her post addressing QAnon. It now reads:
“Her party accusing me of being a QAnon along with other lies is ridiculous and false.”
Gerber also “loved” a comment from yesterday supporting QAnon, that claims “the rabbit hole goes far deeper than anyone can imagine and it’s scary. …the fact’s [sic] being released about the Russia hoax and the Biden’s is just the beginning.”
The Colorado Times Recorder reported in September on Gerber’s previous Facebook posts and comments from late June and early July.
On June 30, Gerber shared a QAnon video titled “COVID 911: The DEEP STATE Insurgency,” which compiles a myriad of conspiracies. She shared it with the statement: “Something to listen to!”
Just over a week later on July 8, Gerber shared another QAnon video as a comment on the “Reopen Colorado” page, in response to a post about Larimer County mask orders.
“This is so good,” another commenter replied when Gerber shared the QAnon video.
Gerber deleted her June 30 post sometime in mid-September, but her July 8 comment remains online today.
Below, read Gerber’s full response on Facebook to reports that she follows QAnon:
“The lies about me by powerful people within a party are Typical dirty politics. Money and political power is ruining our Colorado. It is simply wrong how certain individuals abuse their power, and the dark money that comes into our state.
Things must change.
The division of good people no matter the party is heartbreaking.
My hope is that people in my District will look past the lies and do some research.
Senator Zenzinger is a politician, fact. She does her best to look good on the outside, but make no mistake she is a politician through and through. I worked with her on animal welfare legislation that went nowhere because of politics.
Accusing me of being a QAnon is ridiculous, frankly I didn’t know much about it until they said I was one.
We need leaders. I was asked and called to service. I have been serving my community for the last 30 plus years. I will work for the people and the agenda our party is founded on. Fact check people. So vote for a politician or someone who is a common sense voice for the people, the choice is yours.”
Gerber did not respond to a Facebook message requesting comment. This article will be updated with any response received.