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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five:


Erick Erickson

Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Pat Toomey’s (R-PA) compromise bill to expand gun sale background checks produced a number of furious reactions from the political far right, but none was more random than that of Red State blogger and Fox News contributor Erick Erickson.

On Wednesday evening, a furious Erickson took to Twitter to rant about how background checks will somehow prevent Christians from buying weapons.



Putting aside Erickson’s impressive right-wing triple play — promoting a conspiracy theory, lying about gun control, and attacking doctors in one fell swoop — it’s unclear why Erickson suddenly believes that Senator Toomey is anti-Christian. Unfortunately for the rest of us, however, Toomey’s background check deal isn’t nearly tough enough to prevent crazies like Erickson from stocking up on firepower.