Several days after suggesting the Boston Bombing was perpetrated by the U.S. government, New Hampshire State Rep. Stella Tremblay (R-NH) doubled down on the claim Tuesday. In an interview on the radio show of anti-government conspiracy theorist Pete Santilli, Tremblay opined that since photos of a victim who lost his legs did not appear to show him “in shock” or “screaming in agony,” the attack must have been staged.
Citing Alex Jones and his conspiracy theory site Infowars, Tremblay notes that while she once believed 9/11 was a real attack by terrorists, 9/11 “truthers” have opened her eyes. This attack too, she argues, was a “Black Ops” attack staged — apparently unconvincingly — by the federal government:
TREMBLY: And the more I looked at this, in my heart, something told me there’s something wrong here. You just have to look at that backpack and you can see. If there’s an explosion, the backpack is blown to smithereens. There’s nothing left. What was it doing just laying there? Then, my first gut reaction seeing the horror of that person that had their legs blown off… you know, with the bone sticking out? And he was not in shock. I looked and I thought there’s something… I don’t know what’s wrong, but it seems surreal to me. I talked to my sister, who’s not into politics at all, and she said, “Yea, I saw the same thing.” He was not in shock. He was not in pain. If I had had those type of injuries, I’d be screaming in agony.
Listen to the interview (HT: Miscellany Blue):
A two-term member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, Tremblay has sponsored unsuccessful legislation to require state candidates to disclose whether they support their party’s official platform and all personal affiliations and to make New Hampshire recognize a never ratified constitutional amendment that would have stripped citizenship from any American who accepts, claims, receives, or retains any title of nobility or honor or any present, pension, office or emolument, without Congressional permission, “from any Emperor, King, Prince or foreign power.”
According to the Huffington Post, Tremblay also previously sent an email to House colleagues with a doctored video purporting to show President Obama admitting he was not born in the United States (she herself was born in Italy) and once falsely told a legislative committee that President Woodrow Wilson (who died in 1924) had been a supporter of Adolf Hitler.