Sheriff Joe: 'Common Sense' ISIS Will Try to Exploit Border

Sheriff Joe: 'Common Sense' ISIS Will Try to Exploit Border

Maricopa Co., AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio said that he believes ISIS knows the southern border is not secure and that it is “common sense” that they will exploit the lack of border security on Wednesday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Hannity.” 

When asked, “Do you believe ISIS terrorists can cross that border and already have crossed that border?” He responded, “of course, anybody can cross the border. They look at CNN and Fox, and everywhere else … you’re trying to tell me they don’t know all the politicians running for office saying ‘the border must be secured?’ They know it’s not secured. So why not utilize that 2,000 mile border to sneak across? That’s just common sense. So, let’s hope that we can do something, especially in foreign countries, and stop them from reaching the U.S. border.”

He also criticized the federal government’s handling of the influx of unaccompanied minors at the southern border, saying, “We have thousands of kids coming into the United States across the Mexican border from Central America. Where was the CIA? Where was the State Department? Where was the U.S. Ambassador? You’re trying to tell me they did not know that this activity would be occurring? If they didn’t know, there is something wrong over there.”

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