New Hampshire lawmaker resigns after claiming government behind Boston bombing
A New Hampshire lawmaker who said that the bombing of the Boston Marathon may have been a government “black ops” conspiracy resigned this week.
In a certified letter to the New Hampshire House Speaker’s office on Thursday, Republican state Rep. Stella Tremblay said that “Divine Providence” had presented her family with an opportunity that they could not turn down, according to The Associated Press. Property records obtained by WMUR indicated that Tremblay had sold her house on Monday.
Just a week after the Boston bombings, the birther lawmaker had posted a link a link to an Alex Jones video on Glenn Beck’s Facebook page. Tremblay suggested that Saudi nationals, Secretary of State John Kerry and “black ops” soldiers had conspired to carry out the attack.
New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairwoman Jennifer Horn issued a statement on Thursday applauding the resignation and calling Tremblay “unfit for public office.”
A statement from the New Hampshire Democratic Party said that the “resignation was long past due.”
“It is telling that while Rep. Tremblay has finally resigned there has yet to be any kind of condemnation from Senator Kelly Ayotte, Republican Majority Leader Jeb Bradley, or Republican Senate President Peter Bragdon for her vile and chilling comments. Under their leadership the New Hampshire Republican Party has become synonymous with radical Tea Party extremism, and there has been an epidemic of shockingly inappropriate behavior by New Hampshire Republicans,” the party’s statement noted.
Watch this video from Nashua Patch, recording in April 2013.