Former Rep. Denver Riggleman (Va.) recalled how Republican colleagues in the House Freedom Caucus stunned him with a ridiculous claim during his very first week as a member of the hardline conservative group.
In a video shared by the MeidasTouch Network on Sunday, the former senior technical adviser to the House committee investigating the events of January 6, 2021, said he wondered how his fellow caucus members won the election to Congress.
Riggleman recalled that they introduced him to a conspiracy theory called the “one world algorithm,” which promoters claim can stop conservative speech on all social media platforms.
“It’s impossible,” Riggleman said of the alleged algorithm.
“Here I sit in my first Freedom Caucus meeting, my head exploding thinking, ‘How did these individuals get elected?’” he said. “The old saying goes, ‘It takes you six weeks… to find out how all the other people around me got elected.’ Well, it took me six minutes.”
“I thought it was incredible listening to that,” he added.
Riggleman left the Republican Party last year and referenced its transformation into a personality cult after former President Donald Trump, who is now the Republican frontrunner in the 2024 presidential race.
“It’s absolutely insane what people are getting their arms around. “If you look at ‘Stop the Steal,’ if you look at some of the COVID issues with the vaccine conspiracy theories, if you look at all the things in aggregate, the fact is that a lot of that has been pushed by people around,” said Riggleman at the time.
Watch the video here: