FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 28, 2020
Salt Lake City, UT – Following news that Burgess Owens, Republican candidate for the 4th Congressional District, appeared on a QAnon show for the second time, Katie Matheson, communications director for Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement:
“Burgess Owens must take responsibility for his own actions, and this is the second time he has appeared on a show linked to the dangerous conspiracy theory. He cannot pretend he doesn’t know what he is amplifying.
“The FBI has warned about QAnon being a domestic terror threat. We cannot afford politicians who give a nod and a wink to a movement that inspires violence and undermines our democratic institutions. Now more than ever, Utah needs to elect candidates who will rise above dangerous misinformation and use their platforms wisely.”
Alliance for a Better Utah is a nonprofit that holds politicians accountable and advocates for progressive policies that make Utah an even better place. The organization improves the lives of all Utahns through advocacy, transparency, and accountability in Utah politics, policy, and government. More information at www.betterutah.org.