Martha Dean backs conspiracy theorists

Former Republican attorney general candidate Martha Dean was called out by Democrats this morning for comments she made on her Facebook page giving some credence to conspiracy theorists who believe the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax.

On Monday Dean, who lost her bid for a statewide political seat in 2010 against state Attorney General George Jepsen, posted on her Facebook page Monday a link to a YouTube video claiming the massacre that took the lives of 20 young students and six educators on Dec. 14 was a hoax created by the Obama administration to further its gun control agenda.

While one of Dean’s followers commented that the group who made the video has “evidence”  former President George Bush mastermineded the 9-11 tragedy, Dean responded by saying, “you are right yet, still, even a broken clock is right twice a day. Being wrong once does not mean always wrong.”

Dean also stated on the social media web site that, “many, many, questions…. all we know is that so much of what happened — before and after the shooting — does not make sense.”

She adds,”people (without meaning any disrespect) are asking very good questions, but it is doubtful that we will ever get answers to these or the questions raised in the video in the original post above.”

Democratic State Party Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo calls on Republican leaders, including state Sen.  John McKinney who represents Newtown, to condemn Dean’s comments.

“Someone who purported to be qualifed to be the attorney for the state of Connecticut should know better,” DiNardo said in a statement released Thursday.

She added that another “non-apology” is’nt going to cut it this time, a reference to comments made  by Republican state Rep. DebraLee Hovey condeming former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords for her visit to Newtown last week.

“Stay out of my towns,” Hovey posted on her Facebook page at the time of the visit.

Hovey later issued a statement apologizing for the remarks, “if I offended anyone.”

Dirk Perrefort