On Thursday, Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) appeared on whatever show it is that Tucker Carlson hosts for Fox News and proceeded to make several bold claims that the Islamic State group was the real perpetrator behind the Las Vegas massacre in October that left 58 people dead.
“I smell a rat like a lot of Americans. Nothing’s adding up,” Perry told Carlson, the Daily Beast reports. Perry claimed to have “credible evidence that would prove that the militant Islamic group (sometimes referred to by the acronym ISIS) was behind one of the deadliest attacks in U.S. history. Perry said he also doesn’t believe that Stephen Paddock, a white man, was the lone gunman during the attacks but acted as a part of a “terrorist nexus.”
“Let’s face it, ISIS, twice before the attack, warned the U.S. they would attack Las Vegas … and then after the attack claimed responsibility four times,” Perry said. “Meanwhile, the local law enforcement investigative services are telling us there is no terrorist connection.”
Now, here is the kicker: Once Perry got Carlson all riled up by tickling his “terrorist nexus,” Perry was asked for proof to substantiate some of his bold claims. The Daily Beast notes that Perry was unable to provide any actual evidence to support his statement, saying that he was “not able” to reveal anything.
So why would a lawmaker go on TV and make outlandish claims about Muslim connections to white terrorism?
I’m just going to leave this here:
Read more at the Daily Beast.