IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… Sen. Rick Scott Grills DHS Sec. Mayorkas, FBI Director Wray on Risk of Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Soil

October 31, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In case you missed it, today, during a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on Threats to the Homeland, Senator Rick Scott grilled Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and FBI Director Christopher Wray on the imminent threat of terror attacks on U.S. soil after Iran-backed Hamas terrorists killed thousands in Israel, including at least 33 Americans, and still hold hundreds hostage. Senator Scott remains gravely concerned that the Biden administration is missing the clear signs of danger and that the risk of a terror attack on American soil coordinated or orchestrated by a foreign terror organization is higher than it has been in decades.


In his response to Senator Scott, Director Wray said, “We went through a period where the traditional-structured Foreign Terrorist Organization threat in the U.S. subsided some in favor of this inspired, ISIS-inspired let's say, attack … to be clear that threat has not gone away. What has now increased is the greater possibility of one of these Foreign Terrorist Organizations directing an attack in the United States…”


“It is a time to be concerned. We are in a dangerous period.”


“The terror threats have elevated” since Joe Biden took office.


See more from Senator Scott’s questioning with Director Wray HERE or below. 

In his response to Senator Scott, Secretary Mayorkas admitted he is also worried about potential terrorists attacking the United States due to the lax policies that have left the southern border open and unchecked, “We are concerned about all threats, all hazards across the entire spectrum,” Mayorkas said. 


See more from Senator Scott’s questioning with Secretary Mayorkas HERE or below.