Have you heard the new Republican conspiracy theory about the Omicron variant?
Roughly 24 hours after most people in America first heard about the Omicron variant of Covid-19, Texas Rep. Ronny Jackson (R) offered a conspiracy theory to explain what was happening.
"Here comes the MEV - the Midterm Election Variant," tweeted Jackson, who, not for nothing, is also a physician. "They NEED a reason to push unsolicited nationwide mail-in ballots. Democrats will do anything to CHEAT during an election - but we're not going to let them!"
And then there was this from Fox News personality Pete Hegseth: "Count on a variant about every October, every two years."
The idea here is clear: The emergence of Omicron is a political gambit by Democrats designed to aid them at the ballot box.
That is, in a word, dumb.