Nightly News | November 18, 2011
BRIAN WILLIAMS, anchor: A video has surfaced from the man charged with attempting to assassinate President Obama . The tape shows Oscar Ortega of Utah reading a long, rambling document largely about politics, our society and mostly about religion. He submitted it to try to appear on Oprah .
Mr. OSCAR ORTEGA: ...hear God's word for the fate of humanity. You see, Oprah , there is still so much more that God needs me to express to the world. It's not just a coincidence that I look like Jesus . I am the modern-day Jesus Christ that you all have been waiting for.
WILLIAMS: He was arrested for firing a rifle at the White House last week. At least two shots that we know of hit the building. He's the first person charged with the attempted assassination of a president in close to 20 years. You can link to the entire video tonight on our website.