Rep. Stephen Lynch (D., Mass.) revealed that a congressional investigation found there were at least 72 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees, who are also on the terror watch list. He also pointed out that an investigation of airports in the United States that security failed 95% of the time to find a weapon hidden on the persons of passengers. The investigators would fasten a gun to their ankles or other places and made it through security almost every time.
Lynch commented on the two discoveries:
“Back in August, we did an investigation—the inspector general did—of the Department of Homeland Security, and they had 72 individuals that were on the terrorist watch list that were actually working at the Department of Homeland Security.”
“The [former DHS] director had to resign because of that.”
“We had staffers go into eight different airports to test the department of homeland security screening process at major airports. They had a 95 percent failure rate. We had folks—this was a testing exercise, so we had folks going in there with guns on their ankles, and other weapons on their persons, and there was a 95 percent failure rate.”
Lynch says he has no confidence in the DHS being able to properly vet Syrian refugees, when they cannot even vet their employees:
“I have very low confidence based on empirical data that we’ve got on the Department of Homeland Security. I think we desperately need another set of eyeballs looking at the vetting process. That’s vetting that’s being done at major airports where we have a stationary person coming through a facility, and we’re failing 95 percent of the time.”
“I have even lower confidence that they can conduct the vetting process in places like Jordan, or Belize or on the Syrian border, or in Cairo, or Beirut in any better fashion, especially given the huge volume of applicants we’ve had seeking refugee status.”
Lynch has broken with the president and says that we cannot trust this government to properly vet Syrian refugees or refugees from other war torn countries.
Meanwhile, back at the DHS ranch, we have 72 employees, some of whom could very well be placed in positions where they could aid terrorist attacks.
How did this happen? Simple. Obama. The Obama caliphate decided that running criminal background checks were discriminatory. They pressured state and local governments and private employers by the EEOC. (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) The Obama caliphate insists that criminal background checks are discriminatory because they adversely affect minorities, such as blacks, Hispanics and Islamic terrorists.
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