Hawaii GOP chairperson resigns after party tweets about QAnon

  • FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2016, file photo, Shirlene Ostrov, then-Republican candidate for Congress, waves to drivers at a highway intersection in Waipahu, Hawaii. 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. Ostrov took full responsibility in the wake of the tweets posted Jan. 23, 2021, by Edwin Boyette, the communications chairman who resigned a day later. (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.