Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado has suggested that the “Clinton Crime Family” was responsible for the death of local news anchor Christopher Sign.
Sign, an Alabama TV anchor and ex-University of Alabama footage player, was found dead at age 45 in his Scout Trace home on Saturday morning, according to the Hoover Police Department. Lt. Keith Czeskleba confirmed that his passing is currently being investigated as a suicide.
Boebert appeared to blame the “Clinton Crime Syndicate” in a tweet.
“Why is it that so many who cross the Clinton Crime Syndicate end up dead?” she wrote, alongside a clip of Sign promoting his book Secret on the Tarmac in a 2019 Fox News interview.
Sign broke the 2016 story of the secret tarmac meeting at Sky Harbor Airport between former President Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch as he was anchoring the morning show for ABC affiliate KNXV-TV in Phoenix. At the time, Lynch was probing the private email server of Clinton’s wife and former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.
In the clip shared by Boebert, Sign explained that his family was threatened with death after his involvement in the story.
“My family received significant death threats shortly after breaking this story,” he said. “Credit cards hacked. My children, we have codewords, we have secret codewords that they know what to do. That’s why I came back to WBMA ABC 33/40 in Birmingham because when I was enduring the death threats it was my former Alabama football family and my teammates, my coaches who circled around me.”
Sign moved back to Birmingham in 2017 to replace retiring evening anchor Dave Baird at ABC 33/40.
In a statement, ABC 33/40 Vice President Eric Land said, “Our deepest sympathy is shared with Christopher’s loving family and close friends. We have lost a revered colleague who’s indelible imprint will serve forever as a hallmark of decency, honesty and journalist integrity. We can only hope to carry on his legacy. May his memory be for blessing.”
Boebert has previously expressed support for elements of the QAnon conspiracy theory, but denies being a believer.
Asked at an event with constituents whether Hillary Clinton will be arrested, Boebert said, “this is my opinion with that information that I have, I believe we will see resignations begin to take place and I think we can take back the majority in the House and the Senate before 2022 when all of this is ended,” according to the Delta County Independent.
Newsweek reached out to the Clinton Foundation for comment. This story will be updated with any response.
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