Ocasio-Cortez Tries To Grandstand Top FBI Official. See he’s EPIC CLAPBACK
Democratic 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.
Recently 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 instead publicly referring to it as a normal violence attack.
It’s definitely not correct McGarrity said in anger . “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 vividly remember that days distinctly it was worked as both a domestic terrorism case and a hate crimes case and it still worked that way.”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez then asked if the attacker in the Charleston church shooting was charged with domestic terrorism, to which McGarrity responded instantly:
“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.”