New Hampshire Republican resigns committee chair after sharing unhinged conspiracy about 'tentacle'-filled vaccines

New Hampshire GOP state Rep. Ken Weyler resigned as chairman of the House Finance Committee on Wednesday after generating controversy for sharing conspiracy theories full of anti-Catholic bigotry with his colleagues, New Hampshire Public Radio reports.

Weyler shared a document referred to as a "vaccine death report."

"The document contains conspiracy theories but also features blatant anti-Catholicism, including an allegation that top church leaders worship Satan. The 'report' alleges that multiple popes have answered to a hidden leader known as 'The Grey Pope.' The document also claims COVID-19 vaccines contain tentacled creatures and 5G technology intended for mind control," WMUR reports.

This was not the first time Weyler demonstrated what GOP Gov. Chris Sununu described as a "detachment from reality."

In September, Weyler pushed conspiracy theories after Health and Human Services Commissioner Lori Shibinette noted that 90% of coronavirus hospitalizations are among the unvaccinated. Weyler falsely claimed that people he had spoken to told him that "90% of those admitted had the shot."