It’s become an American tradition for the Left to accuse mass shooting suspects of being right-wing in the immediate aftermath of tragedies. Without any evidence, every time a shooting is unfolding, leftists will take to airwaves to speculate it was the work of an evil white male that hates minorities or whatnot.
Almost every time, they’re wrong, but their claims still have the desired effect, as it causes folks to assume or think that the shooting was indeed the work of a right-winger even after later reports get closer to the truth. To go along with this strategy, once it’s determined not to be the work of a right-winger, the story goes down the memory-hole, as it’s no longer useful to their agenda. The latest example of this can be seen in the worst shooting in US history and how it’s magically disappeared from the news, despite a motive never being declared. A lot of conspiracy theories have swirled around the tragic incident because of how it suddenly dropped out of the news, and one GOP congressman thinks he knows why.
As reported at the Daily Mail, Republican Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania told Tucker Carlson of Fox News Thursday that he has evidence ISIS may have had a role in the Las Vegas shooting. “I smell a rat like a lot of Americans do,” he said.
“Recently, I have been made aware of what I believe to be credible evidence, credible information regarding potential terrorist infiltration through the southern border regarding this incident,” Perry told Carlson.
“Terrorists?” Carlson asked in response.
“Twice before the attack, ISIS warned the United States that they would attack Las Vegas in June and August, and after the attack claimed responsibility four times,” Perry said.
“Meanwhile, the local law enforcement investigative services are telling us there is no terrorist connection, lone gunman, again, something is not adding up.”
While Perry made the shocking claims, he didn’t provide any evidence to back them up. Another guest on the show, Catherine Lombardo, a lawyer representing the victims of the Las Vegas attack, refuted the congressman’s claims outright.
“We’ve seen no evidence of a terrorist attack,” she said. “I would ask, with all due respect Congressman, unless you have specific evidence to back that up, it seems a bit irresponsible to make that allegation. If you do have any evidence of that, I’m asking you right now.”
Perry replied: “I’m just telling you, I have received what I feel to be…credible evidence of a possible terrorist nexus. We’re going to have to wait until that situation develops.”
While ISIS did claim responsibility for the attack, doing so is something the group likes to do whenever there’s a deadly attack of some kind. The FBI has said that there’s absolutely no connection to ISIS and the Vegas attack.
Perry is pretty bold to make such a public declaration, as he’s likely to be taken for a kook. But there’s no denying that it’s very strange how the story’s been completely forgotten about, even by the leftists wanting to use it for their gun control narratives. Maybe someday we’ll get the whole story of what actually happened in Vegas, but it doesn’t appear that’ll be anytime soon.
Source: Daily Mail