Monday's HOT MIC

Monday's HOT MIC

Do you ever get the feeling that there are two sets of rules that determine whether or not a violent attack is an act of terrorism or simple assault? And that the determining factor seems to depend on political affiliation?

The FBI is treating the attempted mass assassination of Republican lawmakers as “assault” and not terrorism, FBI Assistant Director in Charge Andrew Vale announced at a press conference Tuesday morning.

“At this time the FBI has assessed that the deceased shooter, James T. Hodgkinson, acted alone. We also assess that there was no nexus to terrorism. The FBI is investigating the shooting as an assault of a member of Congress and assault on a law enforcement officer,” Vale said.

Hodgkinson was a "lone wolf" left-wing terrorist as surely as James Alex Fields is a right-wing terrorist.  But for whatever reason, the FBI under acting director (and Clinton supporting) Andrew McCabe didn't want to admit that.