New Hampshire State Rep. Stella Tremblay (R-Auburn) said Wednesday she has nothing to apologize for after claiming the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and injured hundreds morewere part of a government plot, according to Londonderry Patch.
Members of Tremblay's own party have said she should apologize to her constituents for describing the Boston Marathon bombings as a government "Black Ops" attack in a Facebook post.
"What am I going to apologize for, asking questions?" Tremblay responded, speaking Wednesday with reporters in New Hampshire.
The Boston Marathon was a Black Ops 'terrorist' attack. One suspect killed, the other one will be too before they even have a chance to speak. Drones and now "terrorist" attacks by our own Government. Sad day, but a 'wake up' to all of us.
Tremblay wrote that she found this information on Infowars, a website run by conservative radio host and conspiracy-theorist Alex Jones. She linked to a YouTube video from Jones titled, "PROOF! Boston Marathon Bombing is Staged Terror Attack."
Tremblay said Wednesday that she "was just pointing out the fact that is there a possibility that the government is involved," something that "in history, top down, bottom up, has always happened."
New Hampshire lawmakers -- Republicans and Democrats alike -- were quick to repudiate Tremblay's comments.
Matthew Slater, executive director of the New Hampshire Republican Party, called them "bizarre, embarrassing and unfounded." Tremblay's colleague, House Republican leader Gene Chandler, described them as "highly offensive, egregious, and irrational."
A spokesman for the New Hampshire Democratic Party, Harrell Kirstein, derided Tremblay's comments and attributed them to an "epidemic of disgusting and shockingly inappropriate behavior by members of the New Hampshire Republican Party."
Despite the controversy, Tremblay joined her colleagues Wednesday to sing "Sweet Caroline," a Boston Red Sox staple, to honor those affected by the Boston bombing.
Tremblay admitted that there have been a lot of people calling her an "idiot," but, she told Patch, "that's fine."
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