“The Hawaii GOP is facing backlash Sunday after a series of tweets – now deleted – that expressed support for QAnon conspiracy theorists. Tweets were posted Saturday night on @GOPHawaii and deleted Sunday morning without explanation. On Sunday night, Hawaii GOP vice Chair of communications Edwin Boyette resigned through a Facebook post. In his statement, he wrote ‘the discussion of the Q-Conspiracy was an error of judgement.’ The messages on the Hawaii Republican Party’s Twitter account said followers of QAnon don’t deserve mockery and that they were ‘largely motivated by a sincere and deep love for America.'”
“The tweets also called QAnon believers ‘patriots,’ while other tweets pointed blame toward the media for creating a ‘hyperbolic’ narrative. Hawaii’s Democratic party issued a statement saying: ‘There is nothing patriotic in defending QAnon adherents. There is nothing honorable in defending Proud Boy antics'” – Hawaii News Now.