The Topeka Capitol-Journal reports:
A think tank found 20 state lawmakers, or 12% of the Legislature, were members of Facebook groups deemed to be “far-right,” including ones spreading COVID-19 misinformation and raising concerns about the integrity of the 2020 election.
Some groups began as a coalition of members pushing back on restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic but appear to have grown into a broader range of discussion on right-wing issues ranging from critical race theory to conspiracy theories about voter fraud.
The IREHR report, titled “Breaching the Mainstream,” said the survey was of particular importance given the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection in the U.S. Capitol and the increase in misinformation at statehouses nationally.
Read the full article. Among those found to be members of the groups is state Rep. Tatum Lee, who appeared on JMG last month when she co-sponsored a bill that would provide a blanket religious exemption for all childhood vaccinations required to attend public schools.