As Democrat and Republicans clashed at Wednesday’s President Donald Trump impeachment hearing, one GOP congressman subtly called attention to another major news cycle – the death of disgraced financier and suspected sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.
paul gosar is nuts on so many levels, and spelling out epstein didn’t kill himself in a first letter in every tweet meme as part of an anti impeachment screed is … out there pic.twitter.com/paLUGaJPwI
— David Covucci (@DavidCovucci) November 13, 2019
The first letter of the 23 tweets spelled out the phrase “Epstein didn’t kill himself” when taken as a whole.
The phrase is a reference to suspicion regarding the manner in which Epstein died.
Some, including disgraced former congresswoman Katie Hill, criticized Gosar for the stunt.
“No like this actually happened. Real members of Congress tweeting out real conspiracy theories. In an acrostic no less,” Hill tweeted.
But Gosar remained unfazed.
Later in the day, he tweeted out an encrypted reference to Area 51:
?ll of the tweets pertained to today’s hearing.
?est assured, they are substantive.
?very one of them.
?ll of them.
? were brilliant.
? was okay.
— Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (@RepGosar) November 13, 2019
Recent weeks have seen a resurgence of skepticism about the official determination that Epstein hanged himself in his Manhattan jail cell while awaiting trial on charges of sex-trafficking girls as young as 14 years old.
During an Oct. 30 appearance on “Fox & Friends,” former New York City medical examiner Dr. Michael Baden made headlines by saying the findings of the autopsy, which Epstein’s brother hired him to observe, are more consistent with homicide. A number of other experts have made similar observations in the past.
In a video leaked last Tuesday, ABC News anchor Amy Robach was apparently caught on hot mic saying the network prevented her from airing the allegations against Epstein three years ago. She said she was “a hundred percent” certain he had not killed himself. While acknowledging the authenticity of the footage, Robach and ABC News downplayed her comments.
- U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar speaking with supporters at the 2018 election eve rally hosted by the Arizona Republican Party at the Yavapai County Courthouse in Prescott, Arizona.: WikiMedia Commons/Gage Skidmore