J.R. Majewski’s Campaign is Already a National Embarrassment
May 10, 2022
For Immediate Release:
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Columbus, OH — In case you missed it, blogger and radical conspiracy theorist turned GOP Congressional candidate J.R. Majewski seems to be more interested in overthrowing the government than serving in it. Now his repeated rhetoric sharing QAnon material and other conspiracy theories over discussing the issues that are important to hardworking Ohioans is making national headlines.
“J.R. Majewski, the MAGA rapper and landscaper who last week won a Republican primary for Congress in Ohio, has been trying to distance himself from QAnon. It’s going to be difficult, though, considering some of his past displays of loyalty to the unfounded conspiracy theory centered around the idea that the nation is run by a cabal of Satan-worshipping pedophiles,” writes William Vaillancourt for Rolling Stone.
In contrast, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur has stood up against her own party to oppose bad trade deals like NAFTA, and worked across party lines to save the American auto industry and thousands of jobs at Jeep, GM, and hundreds of small shops across the district. Last year, Kaptur helped pass the American Rescue Plan which kept police officers, firefighters, and first responders on the job, and hospitals, schools, and small businesses open. While Majewski is focused on peddling conspiracy theories, Marcy Kaptur will continue her fight on behalf of Ohio’s Middle Class.
“J.R. Majewski is a conspiracy theorist known for his ties to the extremist group QAnon and funding and attending the January 6, 2021 efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Throughout the primary campaign, Majewski repeatedly promoted conspiracy theories, while offering nothing of substance to improve the lives of hardworking Ohioans. In contrast, Marcy Kaptur has a robust record of delivering real results for Ohioans. We’re confident that when shown that contrast, Ohioans will reward Marcy’s record of results in November,” said Ohio Democratic Party spokesperson Matt Keyes.
Read more about Majewski below:
- .R. Majewski, the Air Force veteran who won the GOP primary for Ohio’s new 9th Congressional District, was a January 6 rally participant and has repeatedly shared pro-QAnon material — including a video showing him painting his lawn to say Trump 2020 with “Q” replacing the zeros.
- CNN’s KFile reviewed since-deleted and public tweets that show Majewski with a group of people who attended the January 6, 2021, “Stop the Steal” rally throughout the day in various places outside the Capitol — including a video in which a member of the group leads them in repeating the slogan of QAnon.
- Majewksi posted a photo in a since-deleted tweet that shows him and at least two attendees of the group with their heads photoshopped on the Founding Fathers with the caption, “It’s going down on 1/6.”
- In April 2021, Majewski denied supporting QAnon in an interview with the Toledo Blade, saying, “I’ve never read any QAnon drop — what they call the ‘Q-Drop.” A “Q-drop” refers to messages posted by the anonymous “Q” who originally fed the conspiracy theory. But a CNN KFile review of Majewski’s tweets shows that despite claiming not to follow Q’s updates, Majewski engaged with QAnon hashtags, memes and rhetoric frequently online prior to this interview.
- Between July 2020 and January 2021 on his now-deleted personal Twitter account, Majewski tweeted the QAnon hashtag #WWG1WGA — which stands for “Where we go one, we go all” — more than 50 times.
- J.R. Majewski, the MAGA rapper and landscaper who last week won a Republican primary for Congress in Ohio, has been trying to distance himself from QAnon. It’s going to be difficult, though, considering some of his past displays of loyalty to the unfounded conspiracy theory centered around the idea that the nation is run by a cabal of Satan-worshipping pedophiles.
- Media Matters followed up CNN’s report by releasing a report of its own, including a video of Majewski explicitly stating his belief in the conspiracy theory. “I believe in everything that’s been put out from Q,” he said last year, adding that he “wanted nothing more than to go in that building,” referring to the attack on the Capitol, and that the only reason he didn’t was because he was with people who “had physical limitations.”
- Majewski didn’t seem to mind CNN’s piece exposing his history with QAnon. If @CNN is coming after me, that means I am doing something right,” he tweeted on Sunday.
- An air force veteran who won the GOP primary in Ohio’s 9th congressional district has a history of spreading QAnon conspiracy beliefs and defending the movement on social media, according to media reports.
- Majewski also tweeted the QAnon hashtag #WWG1WGA, or “Where we go one, we go all,” more than 50 times on his now-deleted personal Twitter account, per the outlet [CNN].
- While speaking to a right-wing radio host, the congressional candidate also promoted a baseless conspiracy theory that the violence during the January 6 Capitol riot was instigated by the FBI, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.