The Washington Post reports:
In the fall of 2017, Perry claimed a former House aide to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) orchestrated “massive” data transfers that amounted to a “substantial security threat,” according to Fox News. The Pakistani American staffer, Imran Awan, was later cleared of stealing government secrets by federal prosecutors.
Around the same time, Perry suggested then-CNN host Chris Cuomo was exaggerating the lack of water and electricity in hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico. “You’re simply just making this stuff up,” Perry said. Hurricane Maria was later tied to nearly 3,000 deaths.
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Rep. Scott Perry has been fanning conspiracy theories for years, long before he promoted Trump’s false claims of election fraud and tried to overturn the 2020 vote. W/ @marianaa_alfaro https://t.co/zHMSIjOHnd
— Beth Reinhard (@bethreinhard) December 22, 2021