EPA Admin Liked, Commented On Racist And Conspiratorial Social Media Posts

on July 11, 2018 in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 11: Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler speaks to staff at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters on July 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Wheeler will... WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 11: Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler speaks to staff at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters on July 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Wheeler will replace Scott Pruitt who resigned last week. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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October 10, 2018 7:36 a.m.

Andrew Wheeler, currently EPA administrator following the resignation of Scott Pruitt, has a rich history of interacting with racist and conspiratorial social media posts on both his Twitter and Facebook that has continued in recent months, according to a Tuesday Huffington Post report.

Examples of the activity include his liking of a picture of the Obamas staring hungrily at a banana held by a white person and a comment on an article in which he implies that Hillary Clinton is the devil.

Wheeler told the Huffington Post that he either accidentally liked posts, or didn’t check their sourcing carefully enough.

In more recent months, he retweeted the originator of the “pizzagate” conspiracy theory and liked Dinesh D’Souza’s tweet doubting professor Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation against Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh.

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