Pelosi Statement on House Passage of Resolution Condemning QAnon

October 2, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the House passage of House Resolution 1154 condemning QAnon and the conspiracy theories that it promotes:

“Today, the House of Representatives has taken action to honor our oath to protect the American people by passing House Resolution 1154 to condemn and combat QAnon: a grave and accelerating domestic terror threat in America.  QAnon poses a clear and immediate danger to our country: eroding trust in democratic institutions, rejecting the very notion of objective reality, fueling division and even directly leading to violence. 

“This dangerous ideology is radicalizing violence at an alarming rate – yet, for far too long, Republicans have refused to denounce QAnon and its conspiracy theories.  At the same time, social media platforms that have facilitated the rise of QAnon must be held accountable.  Disturbingly, Facebook actively promoted QAnon accounts and groups to its users, ignoring the false and inflammatory nature of that content.  It is clear that their business plan is to make money off poison and get rich at the expense of our democracy. 

“I salute Congressman Tom Malinowski, who brings great expertise as a former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, for his leadership to combat deadly disinformation and violent ideologies.  With this resolution, the House condemns QAnon and all ideologies that spread dangerous conspiracy theories and calls on law enforcement and homeland security agencies to combat these groups and the violence and criminal activity they incite.  Those who weaponize hatred must be confronted and held accountable.”