Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) went on Fox News Thursday to discuss the serial bombings that occurred this past week in Austin, Texas.
Fox host Bill Hemmer started off by saying that Austin bombing suspect Mark Anthony Conditt appeared to be a case of “home-grown terror,” but McCaul quickly jumped in to dispute that assertion, and said that police had found nothing in Conditt’s video confession — which police recovered from his phone after he took his own life earlier this week — that suggested a political motive.
“I think it’s clear from the confession that it’s not terror-related, although it did terrorize the city of Austin for the last month,” he said. “I think it was a disturbed young man, a mentally ill-type person.”
While it’s true that Conditt’s confession didn’t include any mention of political motivations, police also say that it didn’t offer any real clues as to what motivated Conditt to go on a bombing spree this month.
“I know everybody is interested in a motive and understanding why,” Austin police Chief Brian Manley said of the video. “And we’re never going to be able to put a (rationale) behind these acts.”
Watch the video of McCaul’s interview on Fox below.
Spider-Man scales Manhattan Bridge — as NYPD corner protesters on the structure: report
Protesters on the Manhattan Bridge in New York City were greeted by a fascinating sight as a person wearing a Spiderman costume climbed the structure.
Tense situation in Manhattan - we’re at the Manhattan bridge where it crosses into Brooklyn. Police are blocking protesters from crossing into Manhattan. Protesters are chanting: let us through. Curfew went into effect at 8pmET https://t.co/PMDkll0RG0
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) June 3, 2020
‘No idea’: Defense Secretary claims he didn’t know White House was going to forcibly disperse protesters
On Tuesday, NBC News held an interview with Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, who denied advance knowledge of the White House's actions against peaceful protesters the day before.
"I thought I was going to do two things: to see some damage and to talk to the troops," said Esper. "I didn't know where I was going. I wanted to see how much damage actually happened." He said he believed they were only going to observe the damage to the bathroom in Lafayette Square, which had been vandalized.
Fox News ‘wants to scare white people’ by pushing ‘a disinfo campaign from white nationalists’: report
Fox News was blasted by one of the network's former reporters for running a disinformation campaign from "white nationalists" as cities across the country deal with crises of civil unrest.
On Tuesday, Fox News ran a story from a single government source alleging Antifi would be causing mayhem in the suburbs.
"Agitators behind the rioting that has paralyzed the country over the past week want to move into more suburban areas, a government intelligence source has told Fox News," Hollie McKay reported for the network. "Much of the worry stems from the notion that many in well-armed, suburban, and rural neighborhoods won't hesitate to exercise their Second Amendment rights and elevated anxieties could lead to heavy confrontation. 'Antifa knows this," said the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. "Local and state authorities have to get a grip on this because if it moves to the suburbs, more people will die.'"