Rep. McClintock to Newsmax: Terrorists Released in Afghanistan Likely in US

It’s “a pretty good bet” that more than a few of the 5,000 terrorists released during the withdrawal from Afghanistan have come into the United States across the Mexico border and are among the 1.8 million known immigrants that have gotten away and are in the country, Rep. Tom McClintock said on Newsmax Sunday.

“We know nothing about them,” the California Republican said on Newsmax’s “Sunday Agenda.” “We do know that we’ve been able to intercept several hundreds of people on the terrorist watch list.”

During the withdrawal from Afghanistan, “5,000 of the most dangerous terrorists on the planet that we were holding at Bagram, they were all released,” said McClintock, pointing out that 10 days later, one of those who as released detonated a bomb at the Kabul airport that killed 13 U.S. service members.

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