Authorities nabbed three men from Yemen and one from Serbia.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters the border patrol agents he met warned him about “suspected terrorists are trying to cross into the United States via Mexico.”
The left went crazy, calling McCarthy a liar or laughing at him. Rep. Reuben Gallego (D-AZ) tweeted that as the chairman of the subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations he never heard of this news.
Gallego retweeted Aaron Rupar, who we all know as the most honest journalist ever to exist (sarcasm). Others tried to tear down McCarthy.
Weird as the Chairman of the subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations and a border state member of Congress haven’t heard anything about this. Gonna ask for a briefing. Pretty sure he is either wrong or lying. https://t.co/retrzeUPxV
— Ruben Gallego (@RubenGallego) March 15, 2021
McCarthy is echoing the same unsubstantiated rhetoric employed by Trump and his allies. There's virtually no evidence to support the notion that jihadists are coming into the US via Mexico. https://t.co/O9WDFyQnr2
— John Haltiwanger (@jchaltiwanger) March 16, 2021
They now have eggs on their faces.
It’s more embarrassing for Gallego because he should know everything in this Axios report:
The Customs and Border Protection agency confirmed to Congress today that four people arrested at the southern border since Oct. 1 match names on the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Database, a congressional aide briefed on the correspondence told Axios.
Why it matters: Three of the people arrested were from Yemen and one was from Serbia. The four arrests are more than the number of similar people taken into custody during recent full fiscal years, according to the source. In fiscal 2018, six people from Yemen and Bangladesh were arrested.
Axios tried to make it seem like its scoop is not a big deal. The article noted that most of the migrants from Central America and Mexico, McCarthy did not provide a specific number, and the FBI has a long watchlist.
Does that matter? It should not matter. McCarthy did not lie. The arrests show we have decent border security. Or had. It doesn’t look that well now.
At least McCarthy is at the border. President Joe Biden said he would not visit.DONATE
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