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Va. Dem. pushes 9/11 conspiracy, says those wanting truth in Benghazi 'unstable'

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On Saturday, Mike Dickinson, the Virginia Democrat seeking the House seat held by Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., said for the second time on Twitter that those who seek the truth in the Benghazi terror attack that killed four Americans are "mentally unstable" and lack "mental capacity." He later advanced a conspiracy theory implying that George W. Bush knew in advance the 9/11 terror attacks would take place.

"Anyone with a Benghazi ribbon on their profile is mentally unstable and lacks mental capacity," he tweeted Saturday.

One person took Dickinson to task for the comment.

"So you agree it's ok to let people DIE when they could have helped them!!?" asked Twitter user "Packing Heat."

Dickinson responded with a tweet blaming Bush for the 9/11 terror attack.

"Ask GW Bush why he didn't act on tips to stop 9/11," he said, referring to a conspiracy theory that says Bush had foreknowledge of the terror attack that took down the World Trade Center in 2001.

While it is known that former National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice received a memo titled "Bin Ladin set to strike in the US" from the CIA in August 2001, the memo simply discussed the threat in a general way and provided no specifics. Nevertheless, the existence of the memo has prompted so-called "9/11 truthers" to claim that Bush knew of the attack in advance.

In 2011, Paul Campos noted at Salon that on closer examination, the memo which was declassified in 2004, "did not contain much in the way of specifics regarding the attack, which took place just 35 days after the memo’s printing."

A number of people took Dickinson to task for his offensive tweet, with some reminding the Virginia Democrat that the World Trade Center was also bombed during the Clinton administration.

This is not the first time Dickinson has attacked those who want the truth in the Benghazi terror attack.

In late February, he said those wanting answers in the Benghazi attack are "just as mentally ill as the 911 (sic) truthers."

Ironically, it appears Dickinson -- who recently called supporters of the NRA "pure trash" -- has adopted at least one of the 9/11 conspiracies.



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