President Donald Trump has announced his intention to nominate author and former U.S. Air Force officer Scott O’Grady to be the assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs. O’Grady is a Trump adviser who has retweeted QAnon accounts, pushed right-wing conspiracy theories, and promoted other toxic rhetoric.
The White House announced on November 17 that it nominated O’Grady and described him, in part, as “a successful author, speaker, spokesperson, investor, and entrepreneur, having served 12 years as an officer in the United States Air Force. O’Grady’s incredible story of how he survived in hostile territory for 6 days during the Bosnian War is chronicled in his book, Return With Honor.”
Here is some of O’Grady’s Twitter activity:
On November 9, O’Grady tweeted that Trump “will defend the US Constitution from the illegal voter fraud that is trying to steal our way of life from us. ... Stand strong and help Defend your freedoms.”
O’Grady retweeted a post that claimed Dr. Anthony Fauci is part of the so-called “deep state” and he’s beginning to “leak his Deep State, WHO/globalist identity.”
And here are several other toxic retweets by O'Grady:
(Actor James Woods is a QAnon conspiracy theorist.)