Republican Scott Perry has a long history of lies and conspiracy theories: report
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Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) was the first Republican elected official to be called to testify before the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack. But there's a problem with that — can they count on Perry to tell them the truth?

The Washington Post outlined Perry's long history of lies that began before he ever even ran for Congress.

The report recalled a 2017 Fox report in which when Perry lied that Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) somehow created a "massive" data transfer that was a "substantial security threat." The DWS staffer was later cleared of all of Perry's allegations.

Perry also went down the rabbit hole of the so-called Seth Rich conspiracy in which right-wing activists said that he was a victim of
Hillary Clinton. In reality, he was killed in a robbery gone wrong. Fox News was forced to settle a lawsuit over their role in spreading the lies.

That same year, he claimed that the it was all a lie that Puerto Rico didn't have any water or electricity after the hurricane. "You're simply just making this stuff up," Perry claimed, making it seem like a hurricane was some kind of false flag operation. Hurricane Maria was later found to have to nearly 3,000 deaths and his claims, once again, were false.

The following year, Jan. 2018, Perry invented a new conspiracy theory that the 2017 Las Vegas shooter, which resulted in 61 deaths was actually a member of ISIS.

"I smell a rat like a lot of Americans," he said.

Again, the conspiracy theory turned out to be false, as the gunman shot himself and was found by authorities.

Now, the five-term congressman is being called before the House committee for his involvement in spreading the "big lie."

He already denounced the committee's request, saying, "I stand with immense respect for our Constitution, the Rule of Law, and the Americans I represent who know that this entity is illegitimate, and not duly constituted under the rules of the U.S. House of Representatives. I decline this entity's request and will continue to fight the failures of the radical Left."

The full House voted to create the committee. It's a bipartisan effort. And it wants to know about Perry's involvement in attempting to install Jeffrey Clark at the Justice Department so he could attempt to stop the 2020 election citing a stolen election.

"The Senate report found that Perry, along with Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano (R), pressured top law enforcement officials to investigate the state's 2020 election results," the Post cited. "According to the report, Perry and Mastriano contacted Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue, the Justice Department's second-ranking official, to urge him to investigate Trump's spurious claims of widespread voter fraud."

"It was kind of ludicrous. All these conspiracy theories were running around, and there was no merit to any of them," then federal prosecutor Channing D. Phillips told the Post. "He had his facts wrong, that's all I can say."


Read the full report at the Washington Post.