DNC Statement on RNC In-House Conspiracy Theorist and Senior Counsel Christina Bobb’s Indictment

In response to the indictment of RNC in-house conspiracy theorist and senior counsel Christina Bobb, DNC Rapid Response Director Alex Floyd released the following statement: 

“Christina Bobb spent the 2020 election spreading lies and trying to overturn the result as part of Donald Trump’s assault on our democracy – and now her disgraceful actions have led to a criminal indictment, just as they have with so many others who participated in Trump’s attempted coup. Enough is enough. None of the far-right extremists and election deniers Trump has stacked the GOP with have any business talking about ‘election integrity.’ Their shameful behavior trying to undermine our democratic system has no place in our politics – and neither does Trump and his anti-democracy agenda.”

Even before her indictment was announced, RNC senior counsel Christina Bobb was already a self-described “conspiracy theorist” and prominent election denier.

Washington Post: “LaCivita is installing Christina Bobb — a former OAN reporter who has espoused false claims that the 2020 election was stolen — as senior counsel for election integrity. Bobb is the author of a book called ‘Stealing Your Vote: The Inside Story of the 2020 Election and What It Means for 2024’ and promoted the audit of Arizona elections.”

CNN:[Bobb] also played a key role in the Trump campaign’s fake electors scheme after he lost the 2020 election, working closely with Trump advisers to organize the plan in seven battleground states. The scheme formed the basis of parts of Smith’s election subversion indictment against the former president, which says Trump and his allies created ‘fraudulent slates of presidential electors to obstruct the certification proceeding’ in Congress on January 6, 2021, and ‘disenfranchise millions of voters.’”

CNN: “Bobb was also a correspondent during the 2020 election for the fringe pro-Trump network OAN, where she promoted false claims that the election was rigged. The voting technology company Dominion sued Bobb and OAN for defamation in 2021. Some of her on-air segments were also referenced in a separate defamation case against OAN filed by Smartmatic, another aggrieved voting company. OAN and Bobb have denied wrongdoing in these civil cases.”

New York Times: “A self-described conspiracy theorist and election denier, Ms. Bobb will take on a role overseeing Republican election integrity efforts — after years of aggressively promoting false claims about the 2020 election. Her appointment reflects the ascendant role of election deniers in Republican leadership and in Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign.”

Media Matters: “Within a two-week span, Christina Bobb, an attorney for former President Donald Trump, has gone on multiple online shows affiliated with the QAnon conspiracy theory movement to promote her new book about supposed election fraud. During her appearances, Bobb has discussed being part of Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign, pushed false claims of election fraud, and floated new conspiracy theories, while calling herself ‘a conspiracy theorist.

“Bobb, who joined Trump’s legal team last year, was previously an anchor for the far-right One America News Network. While at OAN, Bobb was a prolific spreader of false claims that the 2020 presidential election was rigged, and she financially supported the sham ‘audit’ of ballots cast in 2020 in Maricopa County, Arizona.”