A Republican congressman from Pennsylvania took an opportunity on Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight to push a baseless claim that ISIS was behind last year's shooting spree at a Las Vegas, Nevada hotel that took the lives of 58 people.
“I smell a rat like a lot of Americans. Nothing’s adding up," Rep. Scott Perry(R-Pa.) said on Fox News's “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
"It’s been four months, as you said, the man’s dead, they said he’s a lone gunman, lone shooter, yet we can’t get the autopsy results,” Perry continued.
“But even more troubling than that, I’ve been made aware of what I believe to be credible evidence, credible information, regarding terrorist infiltration through the southern border regarding this incident,” he said.
Perry offered nothing in the way of information that would support his claim, saying only that ISIS took credit for the attack and had previously indicated it would strike Las Vegas.
However, the FBI ruled out any terrorist connection, and experts said they were puzzled by ISIS’s claims of responsibility for the attack.
Sometimes, experts said, the terrorist group will take credit for attacks it did not carry out or decline to take ownership for attacks it is linked to.