Wednesday, November 21, 2018

#2106: Scott Perry

More silliness in Congress. Scott Gordon Perry is, since 2013, the U.S Representative for Pennsylvania’s 4th congressional district, previously serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 92nd district (2007–2013). Perry is a member of the Freedom Caucus.

He is probably most famous for suggesting, in 2018, that ISIS committed the 2017 Las Vegas shooting, which is very clearly false. That his preferred theory looks like it is very clearly false, however, only suggests that there is an elaborate conspiracy in place to make it look falses so as not to inconvenience Muslim-friendly libtards. The theory was championed by luminaries like Wayne Allyn Root, Alex Jones and Laura Loomer, which gives some indication of what Perry considers trustworthy sources in his legislative work. 

Indeed, his Las Vegas shooting speculations are part of a pattern. In 2013, for instance, Perry also suggested that the Obama administration might be hiding a “Saudi connection” or other information about the the Boston bombings, information about factors that might endanger “your town or my town”. Perry is really afraid of Muslims living close to him, and concerning refugee resettlement, Perry commented that “when some folks came to my town unvetted – I’ve got little children and I’ve got a wife that I’m concerned about their safety, their wellbeing.” How thoughtful. Refugees resettled in US towns are, to put it mildly, not unvetted. 

And of course the Obama administration would cover up these things; Perry did for a long time note how the Obama administration turned a “blind eye” to Islamist “influence operations” in the government, ostensibly because the idea that such operations exist is really delusional; Perry knows better, however: Obama is turning a blind eye because he is “really working collaboratively with what I would say is the enemy of freedom and individual freedom and liberty and Western civilization and modernity.” And why would Obama do this? Do you need to ask?

Perry is also a longtime supporter of Brigitte Gabriel’s Act for America.

Diagnosis: Of course, it’s all a matter of FUD, but nothing suggests that Perry isn’t earnestly buying into the crazy. Regardless of what the case is, he really shouldn’t be trusted with any responsibility or power whatsoever.

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