Republican Jackson Lahmeyer is denying some QAnon believers' claims that he's involved in "Child Sex Trafficking, pedophilia or devil worship" as he runs for U.S. Senate in Oklahoma.
Lahmeyer is challenging Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) for refusing to go along with Trump supporters seeking to overturn the 2020 presidential election, which was won by President Joe Biden.
"Lahmeyer has made attacking the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election a centerpiece of his campaign, repeatedly vowing that if he is elected to Congress, he will make it his mission to hold those who supposedly stole the election from former President Donald Trump accountable for treason," Right Wing Watch reports.
The conspiracy theory that Trump won the election is not the only delusion Lahmeyer has embraced.
"Lahmeyer has focused heavily on winning support from right-wing QAnon conspiracy theorists like Lin Wood and Michael Flynn, both of whom have endorsed his campaign. Lahmeyer has also been a regular participant at the 'Restore America' rallies organized by right-wing conspiracy theorist Clay Clark, where he has been proudly posting photos of himself hanging out with the various election, COVID-19, and QAnon conspiracy theorist speakers at such events.
"Interestingly, Lahmeyer's flirtations with QAnon have not prevented him from becoming the target of smears from QAnon conspiracy theorists who have reportedly accused him of pedophilia and child sex trafficking after he posted a photo of his young daughter wearing red shoes," Right Wing Watch explained. "As QAnon conspiracy theorist Liz Crokin once explained, many QAnon believers are convinced that 'there is symbolism for red shoes in the occult and it's also tied to satanic ritualistic abuse and the trafficking of children.'"
Lahmeyer is now dismayed that he is being targeted by QAnon conspiracy theoriests.
"Last week, I posted this pic of Eva out on the campaign trail with me and she was so proud of her red shoes because it matched the colors of the #LahmeyerForSenate gear. It was a harmless post but there is an individual out there who has been spreading things about me that are not true such as I am creation worshipper, a new world order globalist and more nonsensical stuff," Lahmeyer wrote on Facebook.
"This person has also been spreading the narrative that I'm involved in child sex trafficking. I guess red shoes represent pedophilia according to this individual?" he wondered.
"Unfortunately, I have to say it because people are asking me. I'm in no way involved in Child Sex Trafficking, pedophilia or devil worship," Lahmeyer declared.