Vice President Mike Pence will not attend a fundraising event in Montana this week, following media reports which drew attention to the host couple’s social media history.
According to a report by the AP, Caryn and Michael Borland have shared and interacted with memes and posts tied to the QAnon conspiracy theory.
The couple had planned on hosting a big private fundraiser in Montana for the Trump campaign with Pence as the featured guest.
Since QAnon-related posts were found on their social media pages, Vice President Pence’s hand appears to have been more or less forced.
The couple has reportedly donated more than $200,000 to the Trump campaign, according to The Hill. Other Republicans were scheduled to appear at the event as well, including Trump campaign adviser Kimberly Guilfoyle, U.S. Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT), and U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT) who is vying for the governor’s office.
QAnon draws scrutiny
This all goes back to Georgia Republican House hopeful Marjorie Greene winning her primary battle.
Greene had previously posted some QAnon-related content on social media.
While she says that she no longer believes in the theory, she continues to be tagged as a “QAnon candidate” by the media.
After her primary race was won, Trump touted her as a future star of the party and congratulated her on winning the race.
Trump was later questioned about QAnon, and he stated that he was unaware of it but appreciated their support, which sent the media into an absolute frenzy.
Along with many other Republican lawmakers, Pence has dismissed the theory.
“I don’t know anything about QAnon, and I dismiss it out of hand,” he said in an interview last month.