A Republican lawmaker went on Fox News to make baseless claims about the Las Vegas massacre, leaving many questioning why he would do something so ridiculous.
In a Thursday night interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) claimed he has “evidence” that suggests ISIS was behind the deadly shooting in Las Vegas last October. During the news segment, he failed to produce any of the evidence he claimed to have.
“I smell a rat like a lot of Americans. Nothing’s adding up,” Perry told Carlson, reported the Daily Beast.
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.”
“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,” the congressman said, while failing to provide any evidence.
Perry seems to believe it is “credible evidence” that a terrorist group warned about terrorist attacks and claimed responsibility for a massacre. He ignores the fact that ISIS regularly makes threats and claims responsibility for almost every attack that happens in western countries, even if they had nothing to do with it. That is how terrorist groups operate in an attempt to make themselves seem more terrifying and more powerful than they really are.
“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 claimed. “Meanwhile, the local law enforcement investigative services are telling us there is no terrorist connection, lone gunman, again, something is not adding up.”
Now we are left with the question: why would a lawmaker go on TV and make outrageous claims like this while being completely impotent to provide evidence?
Watch the interview below: