She needs to start checking her facts before she starts blurting nonsense…
Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez threw shade at the FBI, claiming violent incidents by Muslims are treated more severely by the FBI.
Ocasio-Cortez expressed anger during a hearing that terrorism charges were filed in cases where Muslims were the perpetrators.
Michael McGarrity, assistant director of the Counterterrorism Division of the FBI, explained to the Democrat that the charge she was demanding be leveled against white supremacists did not exist.
“Doesn’t it seem that because the perpetrator was Muslim that the designation would say it’s a foreign organization?” Ocasio-Cortez asked McGarrity.
“That is not correct,” he said. “Doesn’t matter what religion.”
She later asked why the shooters in the South Carolina and Pittsburgh were not charged with what she called “foreign terror.”
“Because the United States Congress doesn’t have a statute for us for domestic terrorism like we do for a foreign terrorist organization like we do for ISIS, al Qaeda and Al-Shabaab,” McGarrity said.
“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,” McGarrity said.