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Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was shut down earlier this week during a House Oversight Committee hearing on white supremacy after she tried to grandstand a top FBI official.

During the hearing, Ocasio-Cortez asked Michael McGarrity, the assistant director of the Counterterrorism Division at the FBI, why the FBI did not classify the church shooting in Charleston and the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh as domestic terrorist attacks.

“That’s not correct,” McGarrity responded. “I don’t know who told you that we didn’t but we certainly had cases open on them in both those cases and I wasn’t here for the [Charleston] case but it’s certainly in our own Department of Justice civil rights about 3-4 weeks ago in their testimony actually stated that it was a domestic terrorism event, charged through the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice for a hate crime. I was here for the tree of life, I will tell you I remember that days distinctly it was worked as both a domestic terrorism case and a hate crimes case and it still worked that way.”

Ocasio-Cortez then asked if the attacker in the Charleston church shooting was charged with domestic terrorism, to which McGarrity responded: “So you’re using the word charge, as I said before there’s no domestic terrorism charge like 18 USC § 2339 ABCD for a foreign terrorist organization. So what we do both on the international terrorism side with the homegrown of on extremist and domestic terrorism, we’ll use any tool in the toolkit to arrest them hopefully left of attack.”

After several moments of back and forth, Ocasio-Cortez again asked McGarrity, “But the actual charge, was it, was the actual charge domestic terrorism?”

“You’re not going to find an actual charge of domestic terrorism out there if you look at Title 18–” McGarrity said before being cut off by Ocasio-Cortez.

“It says here that, but, at the San Bernardino shooting or the Orlando pulse nightclub shooting they were designated and charged as domestic terrorist incidents,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

“They were, they were charged, I’d have to go back and look, they were charged likely with if there was a connection to a foreign terrorist organization, it would likely fall under 18 USC § 23 A or B,” McGarrity responded.

Ocasio-Cortez then suggested that those perpetrators were unfairly charged with terrorism because they were Muslim.

WATCH:

Later, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) used his time to give Ocasio-Cortez an education on the subject.

“Is it safe to say there’s a distinction when we’re talking about foreign terrorist organizations and if you’re talking about the concept of a domestic terrorist organization or entity that there are some constitutional questions that arise right that are distinct between our focusing on our intelligence gathering and our efforts and criminal activities more focusing on foreign terrorist organizations — communications they have with American citizens, how we surveilled that information, what we do with that information — versus targeting domestic only American citizens or at least those are permanent legal status, right?” Roy said. “There’s a distinction there that complicates a bit how we would set up a criminal structure to target ‘domestic terrorism,’ is that a fair statement?”

“Yes,” McGarrity responded.

WATCH:

Ocasio-Cortez, apparently embarrassed by the hearing, took to Twitter to make misleading and false statements, tweeting: “This hearing was wild. First the FBI witness tried to say I was wrong. I tried to be generous + give benefit of doubt, but then we checked. I wasn’t. Violence by Muslims is routinely treated as ‘terrorism,’ White Supremacist violence isn’t. Neo-Nazis are getting off the hook.”

Ocasio-Cortez made her remarks in a quote tweet of a deceptively edited video from the far-left propaganda group NowThis.

In March, The Intercept reported that the fact that domestic terrorists are not officially charged with domestic terrorism drives “a false narrative that domestic terrorism is not punishable under existing anti-terrorism laws.”

“In fact, the government has ample room to go after domestic terrorism under existing laws,” The Intercept added. “The material support law has two parts. The first can be applied to anyone who commits or assists with a terrorist attack, including one rooted in a domestic ideology, so long as the crime involves one of about 50 proscribed offenses, including bombing government buildings, murdering government employees, using weapons of mass destruction, and hostage taking. The second and more controversial allows the Justice Department to prosecute anyone supporting or working with a State Department-designated foreign terrorist organization, however minor their role in an attack or plot, including even unwitting targets of FBI undercover stings who never were in contact with actual terrorists. Civil libertarians have for two decades criticized the material support law, but primarily for the abuses possible in the more expansive provision for international terrorists. The more limited provision for domestic terrorism is harder for prosecutors to abuse.”

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24 Comments

  1. AFGus

    June 8, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    Occasional-Cortex is a bonified Tool…nuff said.

  2. Thomas Kukuruda

    June 8, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    I just shake my head in disgust everytime I here Cortez open her mouth.
    Where did terrorism come from ? That’s what I would like to know.
    I’m thinking EVIL. WE NEED to STOP all terrorism, don’t we ?

  3. RockyMtn1776

    June 8, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    Votes have consequences. O-C proves that, her voters got what they voted for.

    • madge

      June 11, 2019 at 2:30 am

      yep, the fools rushed in and put her in and now, wonder if they regret it……

  4. Mark Harris

    June 8, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    How can such a dumbass be allowed to sit on any committee until she has been in office or know anything about our government.
    She sure is a blessing to the Republicans with her stupid actions.

    • Ray

      June 8, 2019 at 3:31 pm

      Agree she is a complete dumbass and can’t comprehend what she is being told. Hopefully her district realizes what an idiot she is and don’t re-elect her. Even when she is wrong she still tries to say she was correct she is an embarrassment to be sitting there asking the same question.

  5. Grace Joy

    June 8, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    She’s pushing the Lefts’ agenda to blame everything on whites. UK won’t hire white cops anymore; an article from this site is “LEAKED: Obama Team Kept List of Muslims For Top Jobs, Excluded Non-Muslims;” Sweden feminist government says it’s racist to condemn “colored” Muslim rapists; Macron says Nationalism is treason; & Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza of the NYC Dept of Ed “has instructed its teachers that ‘objectivity’ and ‘individuals’ are ‘white supremacist’ concepts.”

    https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/05/22/nyc-department-of-education-individualism-is-white-supremacy-culture/

    • JAIME.

      June 8, 2019 at 2:27 pm

      EXACTLY!

  6. mike dar

    June 8, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    She is working for Soros… who wishes for as much disruption in America as possible. Watch as AOC(Soros) develops her next actions which will be wanting a new law to address
    ‘Domestic Terrorism’ so any organization the Left hates can be labelled Terrorist. Fascism from Socialists is so easy to predict.

  7. Nick Byrne

    June 8, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    Mike, you are 100% correct. AOC was bought and paid for by Sorros, who is not only an enemy of the USA, but is an evil Bastard who wants to rule the entire world. All people the world over had better pull thier heads out of thier rectums before its too late.

  8. bunny68

    June 8, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    Is she even a legal citizen? I can’t figure out whether she has an ego as huge as our last POS President or an empty head filled with her puppet master’s directions. Obviously she hasn’t got any historical knowledge or common sense.

    • Madge

      June 11, 2019 at 2:35 am

      she is not the sharpest tool in the toolbox….but her empty head has been a vessel for Soros to fill……

  9. Sue

    June 8, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    If in fact AOC is bought and paid for by Soros, et al, an opinion I agree with, she should be classified as a terrorist because terrorism is what Soros and his followers are perpetrating against the USA and Jews. He is an evil bastard and has wanted the USA and Israel to fail for many, many years!

  10. Fred Sheehan

    June 8, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    AOC appears to be emulating Hillary Clinton. She is never wrong. She never makes a mistake. She does not let fact interfere with her opinions. She must always have the last word, preferably within a forum that prevents immediate, factual rebuttal. Such individuals are not qualified to be in any position to affect the lives of others and certainly prohibited from being placed in a position of authority.

  11. Ed

    June 8, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    Sounds like her handlers didn’t research this issue very well and left poor AOC hanging again.

  12. Pasquale Gelardi

    June 8, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    He ought to have called it a Communist useful idiot and left like Howard Hughes did in his hearing.

  13. Don Drake

    June 8, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Old Burro teeth is proving what an ass she really is.

  14. USJoeFreedom

    June 8, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    AOC is so busy trying to push false racism charges that she can’t understand the facts coming out of Michael McGarrity’s mouth.

  15. Linda

    June 8, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    She didn’t understand a word either man said at any point.

  16. Melba

    June 8, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    What an airhead!!!! Sounds like AOC needs to go back to school to learn what she obviously missed the first time around!!

  17. LST

    June 8, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    If that dumb bitch’s brain were to be stuck up a gnat’s ass, it would be like a BB in a boxcar.

  18. Shawn Dollar

    June 8, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    White is the only race it’s legal to be racist too I’m sick and tired of hearing all about the bad white people fuck you scumbags the Greeks and Romans took whites and made them slaves too back in history and we haven’t spent all this time crying about it racism falls on all races and colors you ignorant fucks black panthers are just as racist as the white supremacy groups but yes the Muslims are true terrorist get that in your thick skulls we are not going to let those two Muslims bitches friends from isis walk and AOC just need to resign

  19. Don T.

    June 9, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Any grade-school kid knows you can’t charge someone with a crime unless there’s a law making it a crime, but this dolt doesn’t? How can someone this stupid have been graduated from a reputable university, and how could she have been elected to Congress?

    Oh, wait, there was this one Democrat from Georgia named Hank Johnson who was afraid the island of Guam would capsize and sink if more Navy families were posted there, so there’s obviously no intelligence test required of candidates. And he even got re-elected in the 2018 mid-terms, so there appears not to be an intelligence test for voters, either. He’s also a Democrat like AOC. So’s Maxine Waters, come to think about it. Is there a pattern here?

  20. Polly

    June 9, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    Miss know it all

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