Hawaii GOP chair resigns after party tweets about QAnon
The top official in the Hawaii Republican party has resigned a week after one of her top chairman posted pro-QAnon tweets on the GOP's official account. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz, File)HONOLULU – The chairperson of the Hawaii Republican Party has resigned after a senior party member used an official Twitter account to send tweets defending adherents of the QAnon conspiracy theory. Edwin Boyette, who had served as the state party's vice chairman for communications, resigned on Jan. 24, one day after posting the tweets on the Hawaii GOP account. "It deserves a Republican Party that fights for the people’s best interests instead of fighting between themselves." The party's statement said Ostrov invigorated the Hawaii GOP, bringing in national resources to help candidates and presided over a 60% increase in party members in 2020.