GOP candidate floats oil spill conspiracy theory: ‘Maybe they wanted it to leak’

From HuffingtonPost

Tea Party-backed candidate Bill Randall, who is vying to capture North Carolina’s 13th district U.S. House seat, recently speculated that there may have been “some sort of collusion” between the government and BP that may have caused the massive oil spill continuing to plague the Gulf Coast.

“Personally, and this is purely speculative on my part and not based on any fact, but personally I feel there is a possibility that there was some sort of collusion,” Randall said at a press conference Tuesday. “I don’t know how or why, but in that situation, if you have someone from a company violating a safety process and the government signing off on it, excuse me, maybe they wanted it to leak.”

Randall, who is competing against Bernie Reeves in a June 22 runoff to take on Democratic Rep. Brad Miller in November, went on to elaborate on his theory of what happened once efforts to contain the spill fell short and the situation began to spiral out of control:

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