Florida Police Officer Wore QAnon Patch to Meet VP Pence

A Florida sheriff’s office SWAT team member greeted Vice President Mike Pence Friday afternoon wearing a QAnon patch, The Miami New-Times reports. The patch — on a Broward Sheriff's Office SWAT team member while he greeted Pence at Fort-Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and first spotted by Right Wing Watch’s Jared Holt — features a big black “Q” and the phrase, “Question the Narrative.” According to the New-Times, the patch was worn by Sgt. Matt Patten—who was previously cited for “excellence” in “anti-terrorism, training, and civic education.” Veda Coleman-Wright, the sheriff’s office spokesperson, told the newspaper the department was unaware that Patten was wearing the patch while meeting Pence. “The patch is not authorized by BSO,” she reportedly said. “This matter will be addressed immediately.” Pence was reportedly in town to attend a pro-Israel conference. QAnon is an online conspiracy theory that alleges President Trump and Special Counsel Robert Mueller are secretly working together to achieve the demise of a “secret, elite pedophile ring” which includes Hillary Clinton and other prominent Democrats.