Exclusive — Kevin McCarthy: Biden’s ‘Dirty Little Secret’ on Border Is People Coming from 160 Countries, Including Individuals on Terror Watchlist

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House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy told Breitbart News that the “dirty little secret” that Democrat President Joe Biden is keeping from Americans with regard to the southern border crisis is that suspected terrorists are among those illegally crossing.

“The dirty little secret here—the part that scares me the most—is a number of our members went down to the border and we went down very early once the administration changed this behavior and these policies,” McCarthy said. “When I was there, I was speaking to a border agent there in El Paso, and he told me they’re seeing more drugs than they’ve ever seen and that they’re catching people on the terrorist watchlist. It’s not just people from Central America. It’s people from 160 different countries. They have been catching people from Yemen, who are on the terrorist watchlist. Why would they be coming to America that way? What do they have planned for America? The fear I have now with what has happened in Afghanistan is people know how to come here and they come from all other countries. This is a real threat to America.”

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy addresses the press during the congressional border delegation visit to El Paso, Texas on March 15, 2021. - President Joe Biden faced mounting pressure Monday from Republicans over his handling of a surge in migrants -- including thousands of unaccompanied children -- arriving at the US-Mexican border. Republican Congressman Kevin McCarthy of California, who leads his party in the House of Representatives, told reporters last week the "crisis at the border is spiraling out of control.""It's entirely caused by the actions of this administration," said McCarthy. (Photo by Justin Hamel / AFP) (Photo by JUSTIN HAMEL/AFP via Getty Images)

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy addresses the press during the congressional border delegation visit to El Paso, Texas, on March 15, 2021. (JUSTIN HAMEL/AFP via Getty Images)

McCarthy said that when authorities caught the Yemenis on the terror watchlist they came on different days, a sign that this is not an isolated incident. He also said Biden refuses to publicly release information regarding the number of people caught who are on the terrorist watchlist.

Two Yemeni nationals on FBI's Terrorism Watch List apprehended this year at California border. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/El Centro Sector)

Two Yemeni nationals on the FBI’s terrorist watchlist apprehended in 2020 at California border. (U.S. Border Patrol/El Centro Sector)

“When they caught the people from Yemen, they didn’t catch them on the same day,” McCarthy said. “Now, the administration will not release the number of people on the terrorist watchlist that they are catching. When I first brought this forward at the press conference, a Democrat on the other side of the aisle said I was lying. You know what’s interesting? That Democrat sits on the Intel Committee. That Democrat never apologized or did anything about it now. So if they knowingly have this information and the administration does, they need to put a stop to it because you need to protect America.”

McCarthy’s comments came during the latest On The Hill long-form video special, taped in December at an Eastern Market establishment on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. McCarthy ripped Biden, too, for never having visited the border himself.

“The interesting part is President Biden has been in elected office for more than 40 years and the closest he ever came to the border is driving by it in El Paso one time,” McCarthy said. “Why wouldn’t he go visit it and know firsthand? It’s a responsibility and a problem he created with his own policy. There wasn’t one bill passed—it’s his policy, with one party rule, that has weakened America, put us in greater danger, and has spread COVID as well because of what’s coming across.”

ROMA, TEXAS - AUGUST 13: Smugglers guide groups of immigrants across the Rio Grande while crossing the border from Mexico on August 13, 2021 in Roma, Texas. Recent U.S. Customs and Border Protection figures show more than 200,000 people were apprehended at the border in July, the highest number in 21 years. More than 82,000 of those were family members traveling together. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Smugglers guide groups of migrants across the Rio Grande while crossing the border from Mexico on August 13, 2021, in Roma, Texas. Recent U.S. Customs and Border Protection figures show more than 200,000 people were apprehended at the border in July, the highest number in 21 years. (John Moore/Getty Images)

Biden’s border policies, McCarthy said, “opened the door” for anyone and everyone worldwide to come to America.

“He didn’t just open the door, he hung a welcome sign and encouraged you to come,” McCarthy said. “But remember what happens when you do that. You don’t just get people illegally coming, you empower cartels. There’s going to be human trafficking. There’s going to be deaths. And then, speaking back to China, where does fentanyl come from? It comes from China. It has increased in America by more than 300 percent. Every single city in America is a border city today. If you speak to any single one of those communities along the border—I talked to one mayor, he had to shut down his school just in the first nine months 46 times. You know why? Because of the car chases from the cartels coming across and the shootings. You talk to the ranchers where they’re getting grandkids kidnapped or their houses burnt down. Why? Because [the cartels] want a free run across. Then we find that this president, he’s tying the hands of the border agents that are working overtime to try to to protect us. He is encouraging people to come here illegally and then what we found is he lies to the American public. When finally the American public sees those hundreds of thousands of people under the bridges, you got a Secretary who says we’re going to send them back but they lie to the American public and we find out months later they flew them all different places in America and no one is being tested for COVID. But he’s saying American can’t go out because of COVID.”

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