Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter Falsely Claims ‘At Least’ 10 ISIS Fighters Apprehended On Texas Border
[su_right_ad]The San Diego congressman says he was told this by U.S. border patrol “sources.”
“If you really want to protect Americans from ISIS, you secure the southern border — it’s that simple,” he said. “They caught them at the border, therefore we know that ISIS is coming across the border. If they catch five or 10 of them then you know there’s going to be dozens more that did not get caught by the border patrol,” he said…
Two of the country’s top intelligence officials said last month they had no credible evidence to support the theory that militants are operating next door, nor that they are plotting to sneak across the border.
A spokesperson for the Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday that Hunter’s claim otherwise was “categorically false.”
“The suggestion that individuals who have ties to ISIL have been apprehended at the Southwest border is categorically false, and not supported by any credible intelligence or the facts on the ground,” DHS spokeswoman Marsha Catron told The Huffington Post. “DHS continues to have no credible intelligence to suggest terrorist organizations are actively plotting to cross the southwest border.”[su_csky_ad]