(House Minority Leader wants a briefing)...Kevin McCarthy wants the briefing from the FBI and CIA.
The request was prompted by the recent report on the arrest of two Yemeni men near Calexico. The men were arrested about a month apart and both appear on the U.S. Terror Watch List and the U.S. No-Fly list. McCarthy, a Republican from California, congratulated the U.S. Border Patrol for their vigilance in making the arrests. Now McCarthy wants to know how bad the problem is. He wants the classified briefing to include himself, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer and Vice-President Kamala Harris. A Customs and Border Protection official says, while encounters of known and suspected terrorists at our borders are very uncommon, they underscore the importance of the critical work their agents carry out on a daily basis to vet all individuals encountered at our borders.