One of former President Donald Trump’s co-defendants in the Georgia election-tampering case appeared on a Rumble-based QAnon channel last month. Harrison Floyd used the appearance to criticize Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, comment on the guilty pleas by his co-defendants, and fundraise for legal expenses.
As noted by The Associated Press, Floyd was charged in August due to “allegations of harassment toward Ruby Freeman, a Fulton County election worker who had been falsely accused of election fraud by Trump and his supporters,” allegedly taking part “in a Jan. 4, 2021, conversation in which Freeman was told she ‘needed protection’ and was pressured to lie and say she had participated in election fraud.”
The indictment accuses him and 18 others of taking part in a broader effort to overturn Trump’s loss in the state during the 2020 presidential election.
On November 15, Willis asked a judge to revoke Floyd’s bail and jail him for violating his bail conditions. Among the allegations of his violation of bail terms were “comments on a conservative podcast about” co-defendant and former Trump attorney Jenna Ellis, “who pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate.” Days later, a judge denied the request, instead modifying Floyd’s bail requirements.
The day before Willis filed her request, Floyd appeared on Why We Vote, a show on the QAnon-affiliated Rumble channel Badlands Media. During the interview, Floyd commented on Ellis’ guilty plea — along with that of fellow co-defendant and former Trump attorney Sidney Powell — saying, “They already pled guilty. They’re going to have to do their probation one way or the other. I’m not going to be on probation because I’m winning. I’m not going to jail because I’m winning.”
He also accused Willis of illegally leaking Ellis and Powell’s proffer footage regarding their guilty pleas in order to “sway the jury pool.” And he attacked Willis, accusing her of prosecuting him because he is Black.
Toward the end of the interview, the hosts asked Floyd to promote his legal defense fund. The show also featured a link on screen to his defense fund page, alongside text saying, “Help support Harrison!!” After the interview, the hosts urged viewers to donate to the defense fund.
The interview on Why We Vote came a few weeks after Floyd did an interview on another Badlands Media show, SITREP. During that appearance he urged viewers to donate to the legal defense fund of another co-defendant, Mike Roman, and the link to Roman’s defense fund appeared on screen. QAnon-supporting co-host Brian Lupo (known online as “CannCon”) promised to match donations up to $1,000.