The performing head of the U.S. Environmental Safety Company (EPA), Andrew Wheeler, is alleged to have favored racist memes in regards to the Obamas on Fb and retweeted conspiracy theories on Twitter, in response to HuffPost.
Democratic political motion committee American Bridge 21st Century found that Wheeler had reportedly engaged with the offensive content material for the final 5 years.
One 2013 submit from the Fb web page “Mia mamma è vergine,” which in response to Newsweek is Italian for “My mother is a virgin,” confirmed that Wheeler allegedly favored an image of former President Barack Obama and first girl Michelle Obama somebody holding a banana.
He additionally reportedly favored an image that unfold the debunked “Pizzagate” conspiracy concept, which alleged that Hillary Clinton and different Democrats have been concerned with a baby intercourse ring linked to a pizza restaurant in D.C., per Newsweek.
Through the years, I’ve been a prolific social media consumer and favored and inadvertently favored numerous social media posts,” Wheeler advised HuffPost. “Particularly, I don’t keep in mind the submit depicting President Obama and the First Woman. As for some of the opposite posts, I agreed with the content material and was unaware of the sources.”
Wheeler changed Scott Pruitt in July after quite a few scandals and misconduct allegations.