Kevin McCarthy requests Kamala Harris attend FBI-CIA terror briefing: ‘I know she hasn’t been to the border’
Since assuming her new role, Harris has yet to hold a single press conference or travel to the border.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has requested a classified briefing from the FBI and CIA after federal authorities revealed Monday that two Yemeni men on the FBI’s terror watch list were allegedly caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. This was the second time the men were caught near the border.
McCarthy has asked Harris to attend the briefing.
“I know she hasn’t been to the border,” McCarthy told Fox News. “I don’t know if she’s ever been briefed on this, but I think it’d be important that all the leaders, because this isn’t about Republican or Democrat, this is about the security of our nation. And everybody should be making sure our nation is secure.”
In addition to Harris, McCarthy has also requested the briefing be shared with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
“We’ve got data that’s showing more than a thousand people come across every day that don’t even get encountered. So this is a real concern,” he said.
Sara Carter, who has been reporting from the border, called these people “got-aways” and said there’s a “big concern” that some of these immigrants entering the U.S. could be terrorists.
“Those are got-aways, those are people that they cannot identify, people that they have not traced, people that disappear into our country without any identity whatsoever,” Carter explained. “There’s a big concern among intelligence officials that some of those people could be terrorists.”
“So we know people on the terrorist watch list are coming into America,” McCarthy said. “How are they coming in? How many do we assume got through that we did not catch? Why were they on the watch list? What were they doing coming into the country? Do we have any intel based upon what did they have planned once they entered into the country? Who were they going to meet up with?”
“Who have we not caught that are now inside the country?” McCarthy asked.
V.P. Harris and President Biden have yet to make any plans to travel to the southern border.
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