WATCH: AOC Schooled by FBI Official After Arguing Muslim Shooters are Unfairly Treated

After AOC claimed Muslims are treated unfairly with terrorism charges, a counter-terrorism assistant director at the FBI quickly explained how the freshman lawmaker’s argument was inherently flawed.

WATCH:

AOC suggests that the terrorists who behind the Orlando nightclub & San Bernardino attacks were discriminated against because they were Muslim and she thinks they were charged w/domestic terrorism

McGarrity again has to explain to AOC that there is no domestic terrorism statute

AOC suggests that the terrorists who behind the Orlando nightclub & San Bernardino attacks were discriminated against because they were Muslim and she thinks they were charged w/domestic terrorism

McGarrity again has to explain to AOC that there is no domestic terrorism statute

From FoxNews

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was schooled by an FBI counterterrorism official earlier this week after she incorrectly suggested Muslims get charged with terrorism because they are treated as foreign, while white supremacists get “off the hook.”

The New York Democrat used a hearing on Tuesday to suggest that Muslims are being treated differently in the U.S., including getting charged with terrorism for criminal acts, while white supremacist attackers avoid being charged with “domestic terrorism” for similar crimes.

Michael McGarrity, the assistant director of the Counterterrorism Division of the FBI, fired back at the freshman Democrat, explaining that the authorities can’t charge people with a “domestic terrorism” charge simply because such a charge does not exist in U.S. laws.

“You’re using the word ‘charge,’ as I said before there’s no domestic terrorism charge like 18 USC § 2339 ABCD for a foreign terrorist organization,” McGarrity explained. “What we do both on the international terrorism side with the homegrown violent extremists and domestic terrorism, we’ll use any tool in the toolkit to arrest them,” McGarrity said.

“You’re not going to find an actual charge of domestic terrorism out there if you look at Title 18–,” he added after repeated questioning by the Democrat.

Ocasio-Cortez went on to point out to the San Bernardino shooting or the Orlando pulse nightclub shooting as the cases where the perpetrators were “charged as domestic terrorist incidents,” a claim that is incorrect.

“So, because the perpetrator was Muslim they’re — doesn’t it seem that because the perpetrator is Muslim that the designation would say it’s a foreign organization?” Ocasio-Cortez asked during the hearing.

According to ABC News, which detailed how Ocasio-Cortez conflated two different terms, in neither of the two cases people were charged as “domestic terrorists” and were instead charged as “homegrown violent extremists,” a term given to criminals in the U.S. who draw inspiration from “foreign terrorist organizations” such as ISIS or Al-Qaeda.

White supremacist attackers could be charged as “homegrown violent extremists” as long as they are tied to a foreign terrorist organization as designated by the U.S. government, though no such case has ever been found.