Law enforcement and militia leader backtrack on Parkland shooter having ties to white nationalist group
Nikolas Cruz, seen here in a booking photo obtained February 15, 2018 courtesy of the Broward County Sheriff's Office, has been charged with premeditated murder in the shooting deaths of 17 people at a Florida high school. (Broward County Sheriff's Office/AFP / Handout)

The militia leader who told media that Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz is a member of the Republic of Florida white nationalist group is backtracking on Gab, a "free speech" social network known as a gathering place for white supremacists and the alt-right.

According to Mic correspondent Jack Smith IV, Jordan Jereb is now saying he "lied, or was underslept [sic] and made a mistake."

Law enforcement officials are now saying there are "no known ties" between Cruz and Jereb.

"Those of you calling me a 'fake white nationalist' Go f*ck yourselves. There was a legit misunderstanding because we have MULTIPLE people named Nicholas in ROF," he wrote on the site. "And I got a bunch of conflicting information and I have not slept for like 2 days. And so when ((( They ))) call me up and ask me yes or no questions, it's easy for them tmisrepresent what I say. Are you really going to blame ME for the lying jew media? We know they are liars. F*ck em."