Congressman Louie Gohmert joined FOX News to warn Americans about terror threats from the porous and largely unsecured U.S.-Mexico border.
“The FBI director previously said…that there were people from terrorist countries who were assuming Hispanic names, and learning a few words of Spanish, and coming in,” Gohmert said. “The FBI director himself testified to that before Congress. So we know that this kind of thing has been going on–Governor Perry isn’t saying anything that’s new, it just takes a little while for the mainstream to catch up.”
The congressman added that more recently, Marine General John Kelly, the Commander of South Command, testified before the House and Senate this year “that the penetration of our Southern border by criminal cartels, as well as terrorist organizations, poses, in his words, an ‘existential threat the United States.”
“That’s serious and someone needs to take notice in this administration,” Gohmert said.
Another Texas congressman, Henry Cueller, was on Fox with Gohmert. Cueller said that he has no knowledge of terrorists exploiting the border, but acknowledged that it would be possible.
“Is this a possibility? Of course, there’s always a possibility,” Cueller said. “We have to be ready. Right now there’s no indication, but we have to be ready for anything.”