Freshman Democratic congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has been “schooled” by an FBI counterterrorism official after she suggested that white supremacists are getting a pass by the agency.

Earlier this week the controversial representative from New York, incorrectly suggested Muslims get charged with terrorism because they are treated as foreign, while white supremacists get “off the hook.”

AOC used a hearing on Tuesday to suggest that Muslims are being treated differently in the U.S., including getting charged with terrorism for criminal acts, while white supremacist attackers avoid being charged with “domestic terrorism” for similar crimes.

Michael McGarrity, the assistant director of the Counterterrorism Division of the FBI, set the record straight for the freshman Democrat, explaining that the authorities can’t charge people with a “domestic terrorism” charge simply because such a charge does not exist in U.S. laws.

“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 explained. “What we do both on the international terrorism side with the homegrown violent extremists and domestic terrorism, we’ll use any tool in the toolkit to arrest them,” McGarrity said.

There Is No Statute for “Domestic Terrorism”  

“You’re not going to find an actual charge of domestic terrorism out there if you look at Title 18, McGarrity added after repeated questioning by the Democrat.

Ocasio-Cortez went on to point to the San Bernardino shooting or the Orlando pulse nightclub shooting as specific cases where the perpetrators were “charged as domestic terrorist incidents,” a claim that McGarrity clarified as incorrect.

“So, because the perpetrator was Muslim they’re — doesn’t it seem that because the perpetrator is Muslim that the designation would say it’s a foreign organization?” Ocasio-Cortez asked during the hearing.

According to ABC News, which detailed how Ocasio-Cortez conflated two different terms — in neither of the two cases she referred to were the perpetrators “charged” as “domestic terrorists” and were instead charged as “homegrown violent extremists,” a term given to criminals in the U.S. who draw inspiration from “foreign terrorist organizations” such as ISIS or Al-Qaeda.

By the same token, and under current law, white supremacist attackers could be charged as “homegrown violent extremists” as long as they are tied to a foreign terrorist organization as designated by the U.S. government, though no such case has ever been found.

No white supremacist attackers have been charged with “domestic terror” simply because such a term does not exist in US law. As a lawmaker, one would think a Congresswoman would know that. Where appropriate, such attackers have been charged with, and convicted of “hate crimes.”

As AOC again tried to say that the perpetrators in the Pulse and San Bernardino attacks, where branded “domestic terrorists” simply because they were Muslims, McGarrity again tried to correct her.

“No, that is not correct, that is not correct,” McGarrity responded, adding that the law doesn’t differentiate between religions while noting that the FBI would normally classify those radicalized by the global Jihad as foreign terrorists.

“Some of the definitions I think we’re using, we’re talking past each other,” McGarrity added.

Although being corrected by FBI officials several times, it seems that AOC still didn’t get it, and would not let go of her incorrect narrative, taking a victory lap on social media, saying “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,” she added.

However, she failed to cite  the information she “checked” and how the FBI official was wrong during the hearing.

33 thoughts on “FBI Straightens Out Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez”
  1. They do not place Executives in their positions without a full day of psychological & Intelligence testing.

    All Canidates for office need to pass this testing.

    From what I see, half of politician could not pass the test.

    OAC is won of them.

  2. AOC is the one getting off the hook! She continues to beat the dead horse every time she grills anyone in these interrogations She acts so informed but her information is made up in her imaginations, she absolutely is ill prepared and comes off sounding like a bafoon.

  3. Why don’t you call it like it is. This woman is a freaking idiot and that is what is runing our country. She should have stayed behind the bar where her lies don’t matter.

  4. If AOC is anywhere near as smart as she thinks she is, why was she a “bartender” and not a “professor” somewhere? Only in America could this come to pass. Talk about inequality, injustice, no opportunities, white privilege, racism, and all the other crap the left keeps bringing up and AOC proves America is THE place to live.

  5. This fruitcake is what is wrong with this nation. Democratic Socialism….lets be honest, socialist/communist, are destroying this country. This has been proven over and over and over NOT TO WORK. Sooner or later, you run out of other peoples money. Sooner rather than later those who are doing all the work so the lazy people can sit home and draw pay, get tired of supporting the weight and stop. Why spend 8 years in college to become a doctor to earn the same as the person who sweeps streets with minimal education? YES each job is important, necessary, vital even but if you will not be rewarded, why bother? Sit home and get paid for it. That is why it simply does not work.

  6. AOC clearly is having a wonderful love affair with herself and she’ll do anything to get in front of the camera and a microphone. She just shoots off her mouth because in her warped little brain she doesn’t even have a degree of common sense. When does she do any fact checking before she puts her ridiculous statements out. Even when she’s corrected as she was in this case on numerous occasions she obviously still didn’t fact check afterwards to make sure what McGarrity was saying was true and the rule of law he quoted. She’s clearly trying to take the US and the American people on a destructive course while at the same time she’s filling her pockets with taxpayer’s money and enjoying the exorbitant expense accounts the taxpayers pay for. She has the unmitigated gall to support pay increases for Congress. No one could make this stuff up. She believes that they should get cost-of-living increases when they haven’t done the jobs to which they’ve been elected for years. If they were in private industry they would’ve all been fired by now. Certainly she who hasn’t been in office for even six months should not expect nor get any kind of a pay raise. The fact that these raises will put an additional burden on working-class Americans taxes means nothing to her. These same American taxpayers are struggling just simply to survive because of the abysmal failed policies of the Democrats. A few years ago Congress refused to give senior citizens who worked all their lives, some 2 jobs, and contributed money into Social Security a cost-of-living raise claiming there was no money but at the same time they gave themselves a raise. No one in Congress, or any politician for that matter, should have the right to give themselves raises that should be a referendum voted on by the American people. If anything AOC and the rest of the Dems should have their salaries cut in half and the exorbitant expense accounts they all enjoy on the backs of the American taxpayers need to end immediately. The Dems have done absolutely nothing for years and the only thing they’ve succeeded at is they are committing political suicide every day.

  7. How so? White terrorist in the population and the police department kills more people of color than any other groups. Let’s face it. If President Obama had put a Nation of Islam as an advisor in the Whitehouse you guys would have Sh!!!!#t on yourself. But of course people of color should be okay with that Nazis. .Then when they have filed themselves up with racial killings they turns to burning churches and gays. And don’t forget Schools and clubs.. Give me a Name for that group. That’s why that woman feels and think that way. You guys try to hang her out to dry for what she said, why don’t you condemn White Supremacist for the majority of the terrorist attacks that happens in the Good old USA.?.

  8. How so? White terrorist in the population and the police department kills more people of color than any other groups. Let’s face it. If President Obama had put a Nation of Islam as an advisor in the Whitehouse you guys would have Sh!!!!#t on yourself. But of course people of color should be okay with that Nazis. .Then when they have filed themselves up with racial killings they turns to burning churches and gays. And don’t forget Schools and clubs.. Give me a Name for that group. That’s why that woman feels and think that way. You guys try to hang her out to dry for what she said, why don’t you condemn White Supremacist for the majority of the terrorist attacks that happens in the Good old USA.?.

  9. I think She is the Best Thing, since “I Love Lucy” was on!
    …Meaning: … there’s no what She will do next.

  10. She looks psychotic. Just look at her facial expressions in some of her photos. She’s dangerous and scary. I’d buy her a one way ticket to North Korea or Iraq if she’d go.

  11. I WANT TO KNOW WHERE MY LAST REPLY IS. ALSO AS FAR AS PAY RAISE IS FOR THESE TRAITORS I WANT THE MONEY STOLEN FROM ME AS A SENIOR ALL THE PAST YEARS OF THE FORMER ILLEGAL PRESIDENT AND OUT OF THEIR DAM POCKETS !!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. This goes to show that those who voted for AOC had no idea what an uniformed person she is. That she makes up stuff just to satisfy her own ego.
    This same misinformation about the laws of the United States is also showing in many of the newly elected politicians from many of the States of the United States.

  13. You’re right. In fact what will happen is the wealthy will just move out of the US when these Socialist thieves start to tax them at up to 90% of their income. What will be left are the hard working middle class who will just decide to stop working and go sit on their asses too. No money for the Socialist thieves thus no money to run the government including not paying for these inept congress members. Don’t believe it, just check out all the failed Socialist governments around the world in the past and today.

  14. Only HYPO*Crat bleding-heart liberals believe in “the free lunch program”; the remainder of folks (with even a hint of common sense) know that socialist b.s. practices simply DO NOT WORK!
    TO keep our capitalist canoe afloat & moving ahead in the global economy, all able-bodied persons must contribute productively…by either paddling or bailing water. There really is no room for freeloading leeches!!!

  15. She can make a living (very nice one) by making believe she has an interest in these issues and reving up certain groups.

  16. SHE IS A MUSLIM TERRORIST HERSELF, WHO CLEARLY HATES AMERICA PUT IN OFFICE BY MUSLIM GANG AS A TROJAN HORSE TO DESTROY GOVERNMENT FROM INSIDE JUST LIKE THE OTHER THREE

  17. aoc is indeed a buffoon. She claims to have a degree in Economics, but has no understanding whatsoever concerning Economics or budgets. The school that granted that degree should be decertified immediately!!!

  18. Well said. You nailed the problem with Communism and it’s supporters, like bernie, pocohantus, and the rest of the demonCRAP loonies.

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