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Offering no evidence, Rep. Perry suggests ISIS might be tied to Vegas shooting

Written by Ed Mahon/The York Daily Record | Jan 22, 2018 12:02 PM
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U.S. Congressman Scott Perry (Photo: File)

(Undated) -- Offering no source for his information, York County's congressman told a national audience Thursday that he is aware of credible evidence that foreign terrorists might be connected to the Las Vegas massacre in October.

Scott Perry, a Republican in his third term and member of the House Homeland Security Committee, shared his thoughts with Tucker Carlson on Fox News.

Here's how The Washington Post described it in a headline: "Channeling conspiracy theory, congressman says Las Vegas attack linked to 'possible terrorist nexus'"

The article said the "hints about a possible Islamic State connection to Stephen Paddock's attack from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel" were unsubstantiated.

Here's what Perry said on Fox:

"I smell a rat, like a lot of Americans. Nothing's adding up. It's been four months. ...The man's dead. They said he's a lone gunman, lone shooter, yet we can't get the autopsy results. 

"But even more troubling than that, recently, I've been made aware of what I believe to be credible evidence or credible information regarding potential terrorist infiltration through the southern border, regarding this incident."

Carlson replied: "Terrorist connections? OK. So what's the outline of that? What would that mean?"

Perry's response:

"Well, they could be, well, let's face it, ISIS twice before the attack, ISIS warned the United States that they would attack Las Vegas by, I think, in June and August, and then after the attack claimed responsibility four times.

"Meanwhile, the local law enforcement investigative services are telling us there is no terrorist connection, lone gunman. Again, something's not adding up."

This story comes to us through a partnership between WITF and The York Daily Record

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