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Bill Falwell is the Republican nominee in Illinois’s 17th district, competing against Democratic incumbent Rep. Cheri Bustos in a district that narrowly favored Trump in the 2016 election. Falwell is firmly on the Trump train, but he’s also something of a Tea Party throwback mixed with a dash of Pizzagate. He wants to tackle Wall Street greed, decentralize the federal government, institute congressional term limits, and let the world know that he also thinks 9/11 was an inside job. He also believes that, oh, Beyonce, Jay-Z, and Taylor Swift are all members of the Illuminati.

CNN’s K-File did a little digging into Falwell’s old blog posts as well as his 2012 book New American Revolution and found a conspiracy theorist wonderland.

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In his book, Falwell writes that the attacks on the World Trade center were an attempt to destroy documents and that the collapse of 7 World Trade Center was a controlled demolition.

From CNN:

“Go to YouTube and punch in ‘Building #7' It’s the third building that went down with the twin towers on 9/11,” Fawell wrote. “Nothing hit this building, not a thing, and it fell entirely upon its own. If it looks like a standard commercial implosion demolition, it’s because that is exactly what it is.”

“It’s interesting to note that the clandestine branch of the CIA was housed on the top floor,” he added. “No personnel were lost, but any and all documents were destroyed, just like a giant shredder. The Pentagon was hit in a wing being remodeled (but few people), that held a mountain of paperwork regarding 1 trillion dollars which the Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, was having trouble accounting for. That mountain of paperwork became a pile of ash.”

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In an interview with CNN, he defended the claims he made in 2012, saying (you guessed it): “There’s no way that 1,500-degree jet fuel can melt steel that requires 2,500-degree temperatures to melt.”

CNN also discovered a 2013 blog post in which Falwell calls for a boycott of Beyonce’s Super Bowl halftime show; he urged readers to watch the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet instead. Why? Because Beyonce and her husband, Jay-Z, are members of the Illuminati:

Beyonce’s cretin friend/manager/squeeze Jay-Z??? has a long history of serving up the godless Illuminati and their cult, celebrating it and their Nazi like police state. But hey, don’t believe me, it’s all on the tape. I’ve had it up to here with it all. I don’t want to sound like I’m on a rant, but people think and say what they see and hear, and the Super Bowl Half-Time Shows have become a subversive attempt to brain wash the masses.

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In the same blog post, he called Madonna a “narcissist skank with the crooked teeth” and described her 2012 halftime show as “satanic.”

When asked to explain his claims, Falwell told CNN that Beyonce and Jay-Z have expressed support for the Illuminati in their videos, and added that Taylor Swift has as well.

But wait, there’s more:

In a 2014 post, Fawell speculated that New York City was going to be destroyed in a false flag attack by the deep state in either the year 2016 or 2017. [...]

In another post in 2014, he wrote that then-President Barack Obama created false flag attacks to shore up support for his foreign policy intervention against ISIS. [...]

In one 2013 post he called former Secretary of State Colin Powell an “Uncle Tom” and called former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton a “bitch” as well as a witch.

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But what CNN’s report left out was the plethora of newer conspiracy theory content from Falwell, courtesy of his YouTube account.

His meandering YouTube videos feature talk of the Federal Reserve and sociopathic pedophiles in and around our government. In the video, Falwell says that “Barack Obama and long-time communist co-conspirator Valarie Jerrett” are plotting to destroy the Trump movement that’s so dedicated to stopping Pizzagate.

Another video from January blamed Big Pharma and the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of medications like Prozac and valium for mass shootings as a photo of Las Vegas mass shooter, Stephen Paddock, popped up on the slideshow.

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If elected, Falwell will join our president as an elected official with hateful conspiracy brain worms. Happy weekend, everyone.