Representative Carlos Gimenez (R-FL) met with The Floridian to discuss the threat of terrorist attacks via the southern border from foreign adversaries such as Iran.
Recently, Rep. Gimenez grilled Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and FBI Director Christopher Wray on this very topic.
"There was really no significant change in funding," Rep. Gimenez said to Director Wray. "So this whole narrative that somehow funding is the issue on things is not the issue. The issue is policy.”
He continued, “We haven't the faintest idea who they are, we do not know where they came from, we do not know where they are, and we do not know why they are here. And so again, Director Wray, does that pose a threat to the security of the United States?" Gimenez asked.
The Florida congressman maintained his concerns about the possible terrorist threat from “gotaways” when speaking to The Floridian.
“They could be homegrown … There’s two million people that cross the border that we don’t know who the heck they are. I’d put some money down that at least some of the people [that came] across the border that – we don’t know who they are, the gotaways, etc.”
He would go on to mention that foreign adversaries “have people on their hit list” to attempt assassinations against American officials.
“Iran has people on their hit list, they are paying for assassins to basically assassinate American officials here in the United States,” said Gimenez.
The Florida congressman continued to bash Secretary Mayorkas and President Joe Biden (D) for their policy at the border, even claiming the historic numbers of illegal immigrant crossings are “on purpose.”
“It’s obvious to me that he is not doing his job, and it’s also obvious to me that him and the President are doing this on purpose because there’s plenty of evidence, there’s plenty of people telling him that they have to change their policy in order to stop what’s going on at the border and they refuse to do this,” said Gimenez. “You can’t be – and I’ve said this many times – you can’t be this dumb.”
Congressman Gimenez represents Florida’s 28th Congressional District.