Former Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy said:
"Looking at our own intelligence failures, we have to look to our border. In 2019, there were zero arrests of people on the FBI terrorist watchlist trying to come across our border. Just in this year alone, they're 151 from 160 different countries.
"In my own state, we caught two coming from Yemen on the terrorist watchlist; from China and others. Why are they coming to America? What do they have planned and who are they communicating with?
His statement follows identical statements from Donald Trump, Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis.
Do they know something we don't?
A conservative legal organization, Judicial Watch has been covering this for years. A few months ago it reported:
A record number of suspected terrorists have been caught trying to enter the U.S. through Mexico. In April alone, the Border Patrol caught 16 foreigners who appear on the nation’s Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB) trying to enter the country through the southern border. The April figure is more than the total terrorists caught in four previous years. The unprecedented figures have caused incredible alarm in Congress and lawmakers who serve on several committees.
What might this terror look like? Here's a sampling of what we've seen since 9/11:
22 December 2001 – Shoe bomber: An al-Qaeda operative, Richard Reid, attempted but failed to detonate a bomb concealed in his shoes while on board a plane from Paris to Miami.
5 November 2009 - Fort Hood shooting: US Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan who serving as a Psychiatrist at Fort Hood, Texas opened fire on fellow service members resulting in 13 deaths and 29 wounded.
25 December 2009 – Underwear bomber: Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempted to blow up Northwest Airlines flight 253 but failed.
1 May 2010 – Time Square bomber: Faisal Shahzad ingnited a bomb in his vehicle parked in Times Square but the explosive device failed to detonate.
15 April 2013 - Boston Marathon bombing: Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev planted two bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The explosion killed three and injured over 180 people.
12 June 2016 - Orlando nightclub shooting: an American-born citizen of Afghan descent entered Pulse, a gay night club, and began shooting resulting in 49 deaths and 53 injured.
31 October 2017 - NYC truck attack: Sayfullo Saipov, who was inspired by ISIS used a rented Home Depot flatbed pickup truck to drive down a bike path killing eight and injurying 11.
6 December 2019 - Naval Air Station Pensacola shooting: Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, an aviation student from Saudi Arabia, opened fire at the Naval Air Station Pensacola. The attack directed by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula resulted in the death of three US Navy sailors and wounded eight.
However, don't expect our government to warn or protect us. The FBI is focused on Trump supporters as "violent extremists."