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Thanks to @brucewilson for this thread on the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) & its connections to January 6 – helped me make sense of #Sarasota dynamics related to insurrection. Here's my local contribution: /1

Sarasotans involved with Jan. 6 activism appear to interact with NAR: /2
1. Mike Flynn, disgraced former general
2. Randy McLendon, Sarasota pastor
3. Caroline Wetherington, Women for Trump Florida leader
4. Katherine Harris, former Florida Sec. of State & Congresswoman
According to Wikipedia overview, New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) supports Christian dominionism & wants the church to have political power over society. /3

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Apost…
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Seems that @RepScottPerry previously worked w/ members of Roger Stone’s innermost network—Alex Jones, Jack Posobiec, Laura Loomer, & Tucker Carlson—to spread a lie re the LV shooting. Gives an idea of who he may have worked w/ re: stealing the election. 1/ politico.com/magazine/story…
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This thread is about #ClayClark, a South Dakota-based former DJ, business podcaster & founder of the ReAwaken America tour. /1
wikitia.com/wiki/Clay_Clark
#ClayClark was an early partner with #RogerStone on the Big Lie Stop the Steal movement & works with #MikeFlynn. He helps them with outreach to the Pentacostal, charismatic & “prosperity Gospel” communities. /2
Of local interest, #ClayClark’s productions have featured at least FIVE #Sarasota-based conspiracy theorists: #MikeFlynn, #PatrickByrne, #AnnVandersteel, #JohnMichaelChambers, & #RajDoraisamy. /3

vice.com/en/article/k78…
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This thread investigates Moms for America, its history, founder, involvement with January 6 Big Lie Stop the Steal activism, & post-Jan. 6 activism with #MikeFlynn, anti-CRT, anti-masking, anti-public education & the trucker convoy. /1
Moms for America, formerly Homemakers of America, was founded by #KimberlyFletcher in 2004 & changed names in 2018. Moms for America Action is the 501c4 political advocacy & lobbying arm. /2
momsforamerica.us/wp-content/upl…
The Moms for America corporate address is Englewood, Ohio, a suburb of Dayton. The payments & correspondence address is Mansfield, Texas, in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. /3
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Disgraced former NSA & #SarasotaSeditionSquad member #MikeFlynn is headlining a Halloween event for kids & panel for adults with a cast of conspiracy theorists at the Hollow 2A in #Venice, #SarasotaCounty reports @ChrisA023 /1
heraldtribune.com/story/opinion/…
The Hollow 2A is the same place that earlier hosted a mask exemption “waiver mill” event with armed guards, featuring #MikeFlynn /2

Halloween conspiracy event w/ disgraced #MikeFlynn is Oct. 31 for $50. Speakers include Joe Flynn, Alfie Oakes, Ann Vandersteel, Doug Billings, Martin Hyde, Anthony Sabatini, Drew-Montez Clark, Kimberly Fletcher & Iowa Mama Bears. Kids do not belong here.
eventbrite.com/e/halloween-wi…
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This ⬇️ is what @TheJusticeDept needs to handle ASAP!
@StopSpreadSRQ #SarasotaSeditionSquad
You can thank Bridget Ziegler, Randy Fine, Joe Gruters and Ron DeSantis for this. 🖕
They've got all kinds of harassment campaigns, anti-mask, anti-vaccine, you name it. These people are legit #DomesticTerrorists
Florida is the breeding ground for these terrorists.
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This thread explores Turning Point Faith, #CharlieKirk of Turning Point USA’s new “church-based field program” to recruit pastors & congregations into politics, as first reported by the @nytimes’s @publicroad in March 2021 /1
nytimes.com/2021/03/16/us/…
Previously, #SarasotaSeditionSquad & #ShadowNetwork Council for National Policy member Charlie Kirk had founded Turning Point USA as a form of anti-higher education activism cc: @adamgabbatt /2
theguardian.com/education/2021…
Charlie Kirk belongs to the Council for National Policy, a #ShadowNetwork that @anelsona describes as a radical right hub organization that brings together money, political operatives & activists /3

npr.org/2019/10/29/774…
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Bridget Ziegler co-founded Moms for Liberty (which opposes mask mandates in schools) & sits on the Sarasota County, Florida school board. She’s married to the Florida GOP’s vice chair who went to DC on Jan. 6. 1/
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Read this story today from @ChrisA0213 in the #Sarasota @HeraldTribune about former Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne, who helps fund Big Lie audit done by Sarasota-based Cyber Ninjas in Maricopa County, AZ. 1/
Remember Patrick Byrne? As the @NewYorker's @sheelahk reported, the former Overstock CEO dove deep into the world of conspiracy theories after his affair with Russian spy Maria Butina. /2

newyorker.com/magazine/2020/…
Patrick Byrne was part of the group at the White House with #SarasotaSeditionSquad member Mike Flynn, Sidney Powell, etc urging Trump to have US military seize Dominion voting machines, as @axios's @jonathanvswan & @zacharybasu reported /3

axios.com/trump-oval-off…
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Want to know some of the deeper political forces behind the disturbances at so many #Florida school board meetings about masks & COVID? Read my thread & this @JRMcKinnon story 👇 /1

In December 2020, @sarasotaschools member Bridget Ziegler & two former school board members elsewhere created "Moms for Liberty" group for "parental rights" using new FL Parents' Bill of Rights, as @JRMcKinnon explains. It spurred anti-mask protests. /2

heraldtribune.com/story/news/edu…
.@sarasotaschools board member Bridget Ziegler's husband is @SRQCountyGov Commissioner & #Florida @GOP Vice Chair who was in DC for Big Lie Stop the Steal rallies on January 6. /3

wfla.com/news/sarasota-…
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Great article by @JaneMayerNYer that pulls together threads based on reporting from @anelsona & others on CNP, ALEC, etc. One thing national reporters still need is #Florida angle, particularly #SarasotaSeditionSquad. How to tell story of Trumpworld w/o Florida? You can't! /1
#Sarasota @HeraldTribune's @ChrisA0213 shows many local connections in his reporting. Cyber Ninjas based in Sarasota, plus Mike Flynn, not to mention Charlie Kirk, Steve Bannon & Florida GOP Chair Joe Gruters, head of RNC's "election integrity" unit /2

See several Twitter threads I've put together below for more information about the #SarasotaSeditionSquad & local connections to the Jan. 6 #CapitolAttack

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