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Right-wing radio host slapped down hard for pushing ridiculous Kamala Harris/Jussie Smollett conspiracy theory

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A right-wing radio host in New York City took a beating from conservatives and liberals alike after he tried to push a conspiracy theory that California Sen. Kamala Harris (D) is the aunt of embattled actor Jussie Smollett.

In a tweet that he has since deleted, Salem Media radio host Kevin McCullough made mention of Harris’s previous support form Smollett before his story about being attacked by Trump fans fell apart, before pushing a theory that she was hiding her family ties to the actor.

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“So there is this….” McCullough tweeted, “Turns out @KamalaHarris is @JussieSmollett’s aunt. As in his mother’s sister. Which in several of her photo-op updates on the story to date she has yet to reveal.”

While Smollett’s mother’s maiden name is indeed Harris, she is not Kamala’s sister Maya.

As Jim Swift at The Bulwark wrote, “It is unclear how McCullough came across the theory, but it seems popular among the Q-Anon conspiracy crowd on Twitter. Naturally, some believer in the theory (or troll) temporarily edited Harris’s Wikipedia page. Or possibly it came from the pro-Trump Twitter personality Terrence K. Williams, who refers to Smollett as Harris’s ‘crazy nephew.'”

Called out on the fake news, McCullough deleted the tweet, then argued that Harris had called the now-disproven attack a “modern-day lynching,” for which he was lambasted.

“Is this meant to defend your provably false allegations?” the host was challenged.

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“It’s meant — to openly demonstrate the left’s entirely one-sided worldview. Harris leaves up an inflammatory tweet for 23 days that effects crime, public safety, millions of $$$ in police costs, etc. Her supports have complete meltdowns over rumors that are up for two hours,” he snapped back

You can see a screenshot of McCullough’s tweet below as well as some form his critics.

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