On Saturday, devout Christian and author Dave Hayes said that within the next year “mass arrests” of prominent Democrats, which would include leaders in business, media and entertainment, will take place and destroy the party for a generation. According to Right Wing Watch, because of the Democrats’ refusal to resign, Hayes says that they will soon be indicted, imprisoned, and possibly even executed.
Hayes made this prediction on a broadcast with fellow Donald Trump supporter Brenden Dilley. Hayes based his prediction on the QAnon conspiracy theory, which alleges that the nation is being run by a top secret “deep state.” QAnon has been, at least in part, based on several other unsubstantiated conspiracy theories, such as Pizzagate. The Pizzagate conspiracy theory claims that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are involved in a child sex trafficking ring. Dave has a long history of advancing QAnon, which also states that prominent Democrats could be executed.
QAnon also alleges that the Mueller investigation has been a ruse orchestrated by President Trump, and that he has been ordering Mueller to secretly investigate the Democrats. Hayes seemed to allude to this during the broadcast.
“Q has often said,” he said, “this is going to be the end of the ‘D Party.’ The end of the Democrat Party … What we are going to see in the next year unrolled is likely hundreds of members of Congress—most of them Democrats, some Republicans—they’re going to be arrested and they’re going to be prosecuted for corruption. It’s going to happen. We’re going to see a lot of people in Hollywood rolled up and prosecuted for corruption.”
Hayes, who is nicknamed the “Praying Medic,” has a history of espousing wild claims that are part of QAnon. In late April, he claimed that he is a “prophetic messenger” or even a “postal carrier” that delivers words from God to the people who are behind QAnon. He also put up a video on YouTube that claimed that President Trump is literally in a fight for his life with the “deep state” where the only way out is for him to eradicate them.
Robert is a native of Santa Monica, CA and graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. He always keeps his fingers on the pulse of America and is deeply committed to the ideal that every American deserves access to liberty, equality, justice, and opportunity.