When Omar Mateen said, “I did it for ISIS,” what did he really mean? We may never know.
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has told the gay community “we stand with you” and insisted that investigators are continuing to follow leads on the gunman and mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub…
She wouldn’t give specifics about the investigation or a possible motive. She said “people often act out of more than one motivation” and called the June 12 massacre at the gay club “clearly an act of terror and an act of hate.” She added that a motive may never be known.
Of course not. How could we ever know his real motive? Just because Mateen explained exactly why he did it to anybody who’d listen, that doesn’t mean it’s really why he did it.
Sure, the FBI released the transcript of Mateen’s 911 call, with any references to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi or ISIS replaced with “[omitted].” And then, after they were humiliated by the public outcry, they released the uncensored transcript. Sure, none of their excuses make any sense. But that doesn’t mean Lynch has to admit it. She has a political agenda to protect.
Mateen could’ve had any number of motives. Can you prove he didn’t do it for the NRA? Can you prove he didn’t do it for Mitch McConnell?
Loretta Lynch stands with you, LGBT community. That’s why she’s working so hard to keep you from finding out why you were attacked.
Please [omitted] my [omitted], AG Lynch.
P.S. Of course, all that goes out the window if you can find a way to blame Republicans. According to Fauxcahontas, Mateen definitely was doing it for ISIS.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) June 20, 2016