Oct 20, 2010
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow spent most of her show warning America of the dangerous extremists about to be elected to Congress. In her effort to evoke as much fear as possible in her audience, she claimed Rep. Steve Stockman, from the GOP class of 1994, was so closely tied to the militia movement that he “actually received advanced notice that the Oklahoma City bombing was going to happen.”
This appears to be a fabrication. As documented in this article from the Chicago Tribune in April 1995, a militia group in Michigan had received a mysterious fax in advance of the bombing. After the horrific event occurred, they faxed the message to many congressmen, including Rep. Stockman. Here is Rep. Stockman’s statement from April 1995, as well.
This article was posted: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 8:54 am