Charlie Kirk hosted a key QAnon influencer credited with helping spread the conspiracy theory online
On March 6, 2023, Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk hosted QAnon influencer Tracy “Beanz” Diaz, identifying her only as the editor-in-chief of UncoverDC, a right-wing conspiracy theory-driven blog.
In reality, Diaz is deeply embedded in the QAnon community and is credited as a key figure in first popularizing the conspiracy, described by NBC News as “one of the earliest people to seize on ‘Q’ posts and decipher them for a conspiracy-hungry audience.” In 2018, she organized a QAnon rally in Washington, D.C. Prior to this, Diaz covered the “pizzagate” conspiracy theory, an early version of QAnon.
She has been amplified by former President Donald Trump and former Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake. In 2021, Diaz involved herself in local politics and was elected to a position in the Horry County, South Carolina, Republican Party.