The leading candidate for the US Senator of the Republican Party in Arizona has been accused of being a snake oil salesman by an old friend who was the best man at the wedding.
Mother Jones published a long profile Monday Blake MastersPolitical newcomer and venture capitalist approved by former President Donald Trump in competition with Senator Mark Kelly (Arizona).
Among the interviewees was Colin Wedel, the best man at the Masters wedding, now a partner at California’s corporate law firm. Wedel said he had been warned by his brothers about a tweet from his Masters account last year, and responded in November to what the coronavirus vaccine said was mandated to be evil.
“It’s embarrassing,” Wedel replied from his personal account. “I’m very disappointed that you were yourself. Because of your reckless rhetoric, people will get sick and die. As someone who loved and respected you: what to you Did it happen? “
The master responded with a screenshot of the tweet and shared it with tens of thousands of followers. Wedel was harassed by the caller at his office or home, received threatening material by mail, and then called the police.
“Colin was a close friend who grew up. He told me about the famous class I met Peter Thiel, and he was the best man at my wedding,” the Masters told his followers. Told. “The most deadly virus we face is progressive, which corrupts both the brain and the country. I hope Colin gets well, but freedom is worth losing friends.”
Wedel said they hadn’t talked since the exchange.
“I don’t know what’s wrong,” he said. “Whether he really knows or really believes he sells snake oil to people,” he tells voters.
Blake Masters has promoted the “alternative theory” of white supremacists by promoting false information about the 2020 elections and COVID-19. (Photo: Bill Clarke via Getty Images)
Backed by Tiel of Technology Billionaire, the Masters struggled to gain momentum in the first half of the campaign, but speeded up after receiving the support of Trump, who praised him. Echo the lie of the former president About the 2020 election.
Masters also pushed Racist conspiracy theory, Includes an unfounded “great replacement theory” that claims that white Christians have been deliberately replaced by immigrants, non-Christians, and other colored races.
Arizona will host its primary on August 2nd.
This article was originally HuffPost It has been updated.