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Pa. Reps. Perry, Kelly vote ‘no’ to condemn QAnon

By: - October 2, 2020 5:24 pm

Republican U.S. Reps. Mike Kelly (left) and Scott Perry (right).

Republican Reps. Scott Perry, R-10th District, and Mike Kelly, R-16th District, voted ‘no’ Friday, on a resolution to condemn and reject QAnon, a Far-Right conspiracy group, and the theories it promotes.

The resolution called QAnon “a movement promoting a collection of unfounded conspiracy theories that have spread widely on the internet since 2017” and cited crimes where QAnon followers were implicated. 

Other members of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation voted to condemn the conspiracy group.

They are U.S. Reps.:

  • Brian Fitzpatrick, R-1st District
  • Brendan Boyle, D-2nd District  
  • Dwight Evans, D-3rd District
  • Madeleine Dean, D-4th District 
  • Mary Gay Scanlon, D-5th District 
  • Chrissy Houlahan, D-6th District 
  • Susan Wild, D-7th District 
  • Matthew Cartwright, D-8th District 
  • Dan Meuser, R-9th District
  • Fred Keller, R-12th District
  • John Joyce, R-13th District
  • Guy Reschenthaler, R-14th District
  • Glenn Thompson, R-15th District
  • Conor Lamb, D-17th District
  • Mike Doyle, Jr., D-18th District

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker, R-11th District, did not vote on the resolution. 

The resolution passed 371-18, according to the final roll call.

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Cassie Miller
Cassie Miller

A native Pennsylvanian, Cassie Miller worked for various publications across the Midstate before joining the team at the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. In her previous roles, she has covered everything from local sports to the financial services industry.