Republican lawmakers claim they haven’t seen and refuse to look at Trump’s tweet spreading a conspiracy theory about an elderly man who was violently attacked by police in Buffalo

President Donald Trump kicked off Tuesday by spreading a baseless conspiracy theory accusing an elderly protester who was attacked by police officers of being part of antifa. Several Republican lawmakers who were asked about the tweet claimed they hadn’t seen it and refused to weigh in even after reporters explained to them what was in it. “I didn’t see it,” Florida Sen. Marco Rubio told CNN’s Manu Raju. “You’re telling me about it. I don’t read Twitter. I only write on it.” Sen. John Cornyn of Texas struck a similar tone, telling Raju, “You know, a lot of

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