Oregon Republican Senate nominee Jo Rae Perkins on Thursday defended her interest in QAnon, a loose-knit group that’s promoted a number of conspiracy theories.
Perkins told OPB in a lengthy interview that she regretted allowing her campaign consultants to take down a video she posted on primary election-night Tuesday in which she praised QAnon and said, “I stand with Q and the team.”
“Am I bummed I took it down?” said Perkins, a semi-retired insurance agent from Albany, Oregon. “Yeah, I am really bummed. But I also hired a consultant whose job it is to ‘protect me.’”
Perkins’ election-night video…