Dem: Anti-government 'paranoia' caused man to crash his plane

A growing trend of "paranoia" about the federal government led a Texas man to crash a plane into an IRS building today, Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) said.

Doggett, who represents part of Austin, called the attack an "act of domestic terrorism" and compared it to the Oklahoma City bombing.

“Like the larger-scale tragedy in Oklahoma City, this was a cowardly act of domestic terrorism," Doggett said in a statement. "Stack’s apparent website message reflects the steadily increasing flow of ‘the government is out to get me’ paranoia."

Joe Stack, the man responsible for the attack, left a suicide note laced with criticism against higher taxes.

Doggett also criticized a Facebook group where people had become "fans" of the attack.

"That so many have already contributed to a Facebook page as ‘fans’ of this terrorist attack on public servants is a truly appalling expression of extremism, which Americans will overwhelmingly reject," he said.

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