In a recent interview, one prominent Republican senator made a weird prediction. He believes the situation at the southern border is so bad that the U.S. will suffer a 9/11-style terrorist attack “ever few weeks,” according to Mediaite.
That’s an interesting notion when you consider that this “situation” has been terrible for decades, and there have thus far been no such attacks.
Of course, Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville is one among far too many Republicans who have been hounding President Joe Biden ever since he was elected, but now they have a new ploy.
Because of course they do.
They have taken to citing a recent report showing that overa 12-month period ending in September, agents have apprehended 169 people at the border whose names are on the terror watch list.
“in most of these cases, it’s ultimately determined through further investigation that there is no connection with terrorism and that individual,” one counterterrorism adviser told the new york times.
Tuberville popped up on Monday’s edition of The Balance on Newsmax where he tore into Biden as he talked with host Eric Bolling. The senator, who seems to be channeling too much Donald “Bad hombres” Trump said that the minute Hamas carried out terrorists attacks on Israel in October, Biden should have sent every available U.S. service member to the border.
Funny how Republicans like Tuberville are always worried about the U.S./Mexico but never the one we share with Canada.
Anyway, Tuberville was in bile venting mode.
“when that happened, joe biden should’ve woke up and called [defense] secretary [lloyd] austin and said, ‘ok, send every available military personnel to the border immediately. close it down. nobody else comes in, ” tuberville said.
He really was wound up, asserting that it’s only a matter of time before thousands of Americans will be killed in terror attacks every month.
“we’re gonna have a 9/11 attack every few weeks if we don’t watch it,” Tuberville whined. “it is out of control. But this group could care less. you know, being a senator, you know, i’m not a senator (huh?) i was an educator and i’m up here watching what’s going on and i’m thinking you know, who cares? who cares about the american people? who cares about the taxpayers of this country? i can’t find anybody on both sides of the aisle. it’s about spending money and i’m sick of it.”
Well I’ll tell you what. I’m sick of Republicans like Tuberville who think brown people are the only ones who commit terrorist attacks. Because I’ll tell you what, acts of domestic terrorism have risen drastically over the past decade. The Government Accountability Office reports that 231 acts of domestic terrorism with known offenders have occurred between 2010 and 2021.
But are GOPers like Tuberville worried about this? Nope. They continue to blame people crossing the southern border.