Just hours after the death of Supreme Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy theorists came out in droves to suggest that he had been murdered. Yes, a 79-year-old overweight man with a history of health problems who worked a very stressful job and passed away in bed in an empty room, with no reported sign of a struggle must have been murdered!
Scalia had been on a quail hunting trip at Cibolo Creek Ranch in Shafter, Texas. He reportedly told some dinner companions that he was “tired” and went up to his room to rest. When he didn’t return for breakfast the next morning, the ranch owner, John Poindexter, went to check on him.
According to Breaking 911, Poindexter, who found Scalia, said that he was “In bed, a pillow over his head. His bed and clothes were unwrinkled. He was lying very restfully.” “It looked like he had not quite awakened from a nap,” he added.
Scalia reportedly did not have a pulse and his body was cold to the touch. Poindexter consulted a doctor at the closest hospital in Alpine and was advised that CPR would not be beneficial. Officials listed the cause of death as a heart attack (natural causes) and an autopsy will not be performed. No foul play was alleged, no nefarious causes. The family has also not requested an autopsy.
Clearly, murder (insert eye roll face here). Well, that didn’t stop the crazies from tweeting about Obama ordering a hit on his arch nemesis, Scalia, based on his disagreements regarding legal rulings. Here are some gems that Alex Jones, king of right wing conspiracy theorists, tweeted out:
Breaking: Justice Scalia Murdered?
— Alex Jones (@RealAlexJones) February 14, 2016
Alex Jones has also stated that his ‘gut’ tells him that Scalia was murdered.
— Alex Jones (@RealAlexJones) February 15, 2016
Raw Story reports:
On YouTube, a man identifying himself as the NatureHacker pointed the finger at lodge owner Poindexter, noting he was a Vietnam era veteran who was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation by President Obama in 2009 in a nationally televised ceremony in the Rose Garden.
In the comment section, NatureHacker adds on YouTube, “Breaking news autopsy was blocked and the body was embalmed to prevent future attempts at autopsy. Scalia was also found with a pillow covering his face. This is smoking gun status tampering with evidence and direct evidence of foul play.”
Died in bed with a pillow over his head. No disturbance to the room. Said he was “tired” the night before. Murder. Murder. MURDER.
No, he was just old. And out of shape. And almost 80, for goodness sake. He just flat out died.
The real battle will occur over the next 11 months, during which time the Republicans have already stated publicly, emphatically, disgustingly, that they will do literally everything, short of burning down Washington DC, to stop the President from getting his pick of Justice confirmed.
Recess appointment, Mr, President?