John Rowland spoke with two-time Republican candidate for Attorney General Martha Dean, about an internet link she posted on her Facebook page. The link directed to a controversial video that questioned the validity of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.
“I use my [Facebook] page for a debate and a discussion,” Dean told Rowland. “I let other people debate topics that are out there in the public eye.”
The YouTube video Dean posted was titled “The Sandy Hook Shooting – Fully Exposed.” It included theories on why the tragedy in Newtown last December may have been a hoax. Dean noted that while unlikely, theoretically, it is possible that the government may have been behind the tragedy as a facilitator to constrict citizen’s second amendment rights.
“I think there is a distrust of investigations,” explained Dean, who ran against Richard Blumenthal and George Jepsen for Attorney General of Connecticut in 2002 and 2010 respectively. “How thoroughly they are done, how professionally they are done. There can be interesting parties throwing the game.”
Dean noted that the obvious conclusion is not always the right one. “There is validity to asking questions,” she pointed out. “This video came to my attention. It had many hits. It raised questions. All I said is ‘What’s wrong with this?’ and let people comment.”
Some of the questions the video brought up included the identity of the man dressed in camouflage seen running through the woods, and why people’s facial expressions seemed inconsistent at the scene. “When you look at all the other mass shootings, it is very hard to kill everyone when you are not using an automatic firearm,” Dean stated.
The active member of the NRA continued, “How is this possible? What exactly happened that this was possible? Maybe [Adam Lanza] was on some kind of medication that made him far more efficient at staying steady… There should be a repository of questions. I want to know how Adam Lanza got into the school with firearms. I want to know who [Lanza] was in touch with, what medications was he on.”
While Dean has since apologized to those who found her post offensive, she defended her view that it is not at all hurtful to ask questions. “You call it a hoax video,” she said. “I call it a video raising questions.”