Remember New Hampshire state Rep. Stella Tremblay (R)? She raised eyebrows in April when, just a week after the bombing at the Boston Marathon, she argued on Glenn Beck's Facebook page that the United States government was responsible for the attack. Pressed for an explanation, Tremblay, who's also a birther, said she had suspicions of some kind of plot involving Secretary of State John Kerry, Saudi nationals, and "black ops" soldiers.
This week, the Republican lawmaker was at it again, emailing her legislative colleagues to say she had proof that the federal government was behind the bombing, which amounted to a variety of conspiracy theories she found online. "Have you seen ANY main stream media doing a follow up on these stories? I have not," Tremblay wrote. "I just connect the dots. Apparently, it is very dangerous to seek truth, or ask questions."
Last night, Tremblay decided it was time to exit stage right.
Controversial state Rep. Stella Tremblay, R-Auburn, resigned from the New Hampshire House of Representatives Thursday, moments before lawmakers were poised to pass a two-year, nearly $11 billion budget and a day after she made another allegation the Boston Marathon bombing might have been a government conspiracy.Tremblay sent a letter of resignation to the House Speaker's office via certified mail on Thursday. She also sold her house for $410,000 on Monday, according to property records.
The Glenn Beck wing of the Republican Party still exists, but as of last night, at least when it comes to elected officials, its membership is one person smaller.