After inciting violence and spreading QAnon conspiracy theories, racist and transphobic comments on social media, Nick Moutos is no longer working in the Texas Attorney General’s office.
Moutos served as an assistant attorney general in the criminal prosecutions division of the AG’s office. His exit follows extensive reporting on his social media activity by Media Matters.
The AG’s office has not said if Moutos was fired or quit, but his Thursday night tweets appear to indicate he was let go.
“Speaking out against the #ChinaVirus #Plandemic & #Democrats using it to steal #Election2020 makes people angry,” he wrote. Stories slamming me & others in #Salon #MensHealth #AlterNet were enough to cost me my job,” he tweeted.
Speaking out against the #ChinaVirus #Plandemic & #Democrats using it to steal #Election2020 makes people angry. Stories slamming me & others in #Salon #MensHealth #AlterNet were enough to cost me my job. https://t.co/9djkytjxbjhttps://t.co/qBp9VpUbkehttps://t.co/DZw7hfi9iE— Nick Moutos (@votenickmoutos) September 3, 2020
Moutos believes the country is in the middle of the second Civil War and has tweeted violent threats at people on his account, according to Media Matters, which has documented Moutos’ support for QAnon and its conspiracy theories.
For instance, in response to Twitter’s announcement that it would take action against the spread of QAnon on the platform, Moutos tweeted, “#Q must be getting close to #OutingYou as a #Pedophile or #ChildTrafficker or perhaps involved with #PizzaGate.”
In addition, Moutos has threatened to meet former President Barack Obama on the battlefield, called female members of Congress “whores of Babylon,” said U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib were terrorists who belong in Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, referred to Black Lives Matter protestors as “terrorists” and claimed “Trans people are an abomination.”
Moutos ran as a Republican candidate for the 35th Texas Congressional seat. He lost in the primary.