September 15, 2014 11:52 am -

[su_right_ad]Arizona scare-monger Trent Franks says ISIS is on our southern border. Buzzfeed reports:

Franks, appearing on E.W. Jackson’s radio program over the weekend, appeared to cite a report from a conservative website that has been dismissed by federal law enforcement officials about ISIS operating in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on the border with El Paso.

“It is true, that we know that ISIS is present in Ciudad Juarez or they were within the last few weeks,” Franks said. “So there’s no question that they have designs on trying to come into Arizona. The comment that I’ve made is that if unaccompanied minors can cross the border then certainly trained terrorists probably can to. It is something that is real.”

Franks appears to be referring to a report from the conservative watchdog website Judicial Watch, which report ISIS was operating on the U.S. Mexican border.

A DHS spokesman said the Judicial Watch report was false, telling the Daily Mailthat “we are aware of absolutely nothing credible to substantiate this claim.”[su_csky_ad]



D.B. Hirsch
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19 responses to Republican Congressman: ISIS Is On Our Border!

  1. mea_mark September 15th, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    I bet the republican nimrods listening to him believe him and won’t bother to fact check anything. Republicans love their feargasims.

    • arc99 September 15th, 2014 at 12:03 pm

      even the Communist who has been hiding under my bed since 1962, says this ISIS claim is bull.

      • tiredoftea September 15th, 2014 at 12:23 pm

        Yes, always fear the red dust bunnies!

    • Suzanne McFly September 15th, 2014 at 2:04 pm

      Your funny Mark, you coherently used republican nimrods and fact check in the same sentence, good job 🙂

  2. M D Reese September 15th, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    It was probably James O’Keefe, Master of Disguise:

  3. tiredoftea September 15th, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    No, Trent. That was Steve Pearce coming back from getting his pipes cleaned.

  4. Bingo September 15th, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    ISIS, Shmisis. Brown skin is the threat he’s worried about.

  5. TheNeedle September 15th, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Clearly, DHS is in on the coverup.

  6. keepntch September 15th, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    He needs a geography lesson. Then he needs a lesson on the difference between Catholicism and Islam since I believe Mexico is more Catholic than Muslim. He was chosen to run by the Koch Party clearly because he has no educational background and therefore will have an empty head for them to pour their ideas into.

  7. juicyfruityyy September 15th, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Well, tell those on the south border; that there is a hurricane watch. Don’t get washed away with the flood. DHS, really need to dismantle these propaganda outlets.

  8. Herb Sarge Phelps September 15th, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Trent is from an district that is made up of Flea Party nuts and old insane voters. Sad he could even be in office, but Arizona has a history of putting embarrassing people in office.

  9. Roctuna September 15th, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Aside from all the other ways Trent has demonstrated his ignorance, Ciudad Juarez is opposite El Paso TEXAS. You don’t cross there to sneak into Arizona!

  10. eddie1247 September 15th, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    The republican mantra “keep em scared”!

  11. Bunya September 15th, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    No Trent, they’re in your living room, standing there with an orange jumpsuit and a knife! But don’t you worry none. We’ll send help as soon as we can, maybe in about four months. Hey! We’re a little backed up here, what with all the kittens stuck in trees….

    • DaddyO_969 September 15th, 2014 at 3:36 pm

      No, but they are in his mirror….

  12. Foundryman September 15th, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    If only it were true, with any luck they would have this jackass in their sights..

  13. Maxx44 September 15th, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    This just in: U-boats are disgorging ISIS terrorists off the coast of Arizona…wait, the coast of…oh, Hell…I don’t know, but they must be doing it somewhere.

  14. majii September 15th, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Why is Franks worried, if this is true? His militia buddies are on the border and I’m sure they’ll stop any ISIS member from crossing it. /s/

  15. greenfloyd September 16th, 2014 at 1:59 am

    While it may not be “ISIS,” Juarez and much of North-east Mexico has long been occupied by equally violent thugs. Not that long ago it was considered the most violent city in the world, until that dubious distinction went to Tegucigalpa, Honduras, as Mexican Cartels outsourced much of their trafficking and marketing to Central American gangs that operate with near impunity on both sides of the border and have, among other terrible things, created the border refugee crisis… Even though we don’t call them terrorists, that’s exactly what they are and they are attacking America and their own people every day! Of course this is nothing new and it’s obvious that widespread, cross-borders law enforcement corruption is destroying public trust resulting in refugees, vigilantism, militias and other armed self-defense groups in Mexico and here.
    Fox covered the Judaical Watch report of ISIS in Juarez a week or so ago. Since then the report was rejected by HHS and considered

    “unverified and unlikely”

    by an anonymous federal law enforcement official. Yet, as the right-leaning JW, HHS did not provide any information about how they came to their conclusion. So if anyone’s got good intelligence on what’s up in Juarez it should be HHS which operates Border Patrol, ICE and works closely with NORCOM, DEA, as well as state and local law enforcement agencies. Right?

    So who should we believe?

    A right-wing hack spouting rw dribble only to induce fear and loathing in humanity’s basement?


    Accept government’s conclusion about the ISIS in Juarez based on their known ability to gather intelligence and their great success at interdicting drugs… Oh! Wait. Never mind. Don’t trust anyone, there’s all that “commerce,” you know!?