The circumstances of his death immediately sparked controversy, including a litany of conspiracy theories that he was murdered. Epstein’s connections with powerful figures, from former President Bill Clinton and Donald Trump to Prince Andrew, fed the ballooning speculations.
Trump himself contributed to the conspiratorial speculation, telling reporters in August that “I have no idea” if Clinton was involved in Epstein’s death.
It wasn’t long before Twitter observers pointed out Gosar’s tweets, which were posted over the course of several hours. Gosar responded to those reactions with another tweet on Wednesday evening in which the first letter of each line spelled out “AREA 51.”
Gosar has been a vocal ally of Trump, and his tweets voiced his support for the president in the face of House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. Wednesday was the first day of public hearings over impeachment.