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Candace Owens under fire for deleting bomb threat conspiracy tweet

Liberal pundits called out Owens.


David Gilmour


Posted on Oct 26, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 3:07 am CDT

Liberal pundits are calling out right-wing commentator Candace Owens for quietly deleting a tweet posted days ago in which she framed the series of bomb threats against prominent Democrats as a false flag.

At the time, Owens was just one of many on the right suggesting that rather than a coordinated terror campaign against critics of President Donald Trump, the incidents were part of a liberal conspiracy to frame and damage conservatism ahead of the midterm elections in November.

“I’m going to go ahead and state that there is a 0% chance that these ‘suspicious packages’ were sent out by conservatives,” Owens wrote on Wednesday. “The only thing ‘suspicious’ about these packages, is there timing. Caravans, fake bomb threats—these leftists are going ALL OUT for midterms.”

On Friday, authorities arrested 56-year-old Florida resident Cesar Sayoc Jr., a registered Republican and Trump supporter with a criminal history.

With that, Owens deleted her tweet without explanation, but not without the move being noticed and publicly blasted.

While Owens has at least deleted her comments, some conservatives have justified their inaccurate claims. 

Sayoc was charged on five federal counts, including mailing explosives, and threatening past presidents.

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*First Published: Oct 26, 2018, 5:07 pm CDT