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Hawaii GOP Chair Resigns Over Party’s QAnon Tweets

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Hawaii GOP Chair Resigns Over Party’s QAnon Tweets

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The chairwoman of Hawaii’s Republican Party has resigned because of a series of posts on the party’s Twitter account that promoted the QAnon movement. Shirlene DelaCruz Ostrov, who has served four years as the local GOP head, has stepped down “to allow the party to recover from the controversy and focus on finding excellent candidates and fighting for policies that improve the quality of life for Hawaii’s hardworking families,” the party said in a statement. “We have a stark but important choice to make: either we rededicate ourselves to our Constitution and continue to defend and uphold our best American institutions and traditions or we get distracted by conspiracy theories and social media wars,” the statement quoted Ostrov as saying. The resignation came after Edwin Boyette, then-Hawaii GOP communications vice chairman, used the party’s official Twitter account to send out a series of post supporting those who subscribe to QAnon, …

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