‘An absolute lie’: Glenn Greenwald exposes Dem senators claiming LGBTQ+ were target in Pulse shooting

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A number of Democrats “paid tribute” to the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting Saturday by brazenly lying about the nature of the horrific 2016 mass shooting.

Exactly five years ago Saturday, on June 12th, 2016, Islamic terrorist Omar Mateen opened fire at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, killing 49 people before being killed himself during a standoff with police.

Despite initial speculation that the mass shooting may have been motivated by homophobia, it was later confirmed that he’d pledged allegiance to the Islamic State before the attack and had a history of anti-American sentiment.

“You need to know that they need to stop bombing Syria and Iraq. The U.S. is collaborating with Russia, and they’re killing innocent women and children, OK? My homeboy Tamerlan Tsarnaev did his thing on the Boston Marathon. My homeboy [inaudible] did his thing. So now, it’s my turn, OK?” he said during a 911 call made from Pulse moments after the shooting began.


It was also found that he’d chosen Pulse randomly.

“[P]rosecutors acknowledged in their closing statement that Pulse was not his original target; it was the Disney Springs shopping and entertainment complex. They presented evidence demonstrating that Mateen chose Pulse randomly less than an hour before the attack. It is not clear he even knew it was a gay bar,” according to HuffPost.

A security guard at Pulse reportedly even recalled Mateen asking him where all the women were only minutes before the shooting began.

These are the facts.

Yet here is how elected several Democrat members of Congress chose to “honor” the victims of the mass shooting:

They lied by suggesting or in some cases outright asserting that the shooting had been motivated by anti-LGBT sentiment. These brazen lies incensed Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald, who himself is a gay man.

In tweets posted Saturday afternoon, he slammed everybody who’s been lying about the nature of the Pulse nightclub shooting “for their own benefits.”

“Anti-LGBT animus was not part of that massacre. It dishonors the memory of the victims – & the LGBT cause – to lie about what happened,” he wrote.

He added that watching congressional Democrats in particular lie so brazenly to advance their political agenda was “infuriating.”


As of Sunday morning, not a single mainstream establishment media outlet had called these Democrats out for their lies, seemingly proving once again that being a Democrat means being granted a waiver to lie as often and as brazenly as desired.


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