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Homeland Security Chair: ISIS Terrorists Are ‘Here in the United States’

ISIS terrorists are “here in the United States,” according to House Homeland Security Committee chairman Michael McCaul (R., Texas), who believes it “would not be so difficult” for them to stage an attack.

“Well, we have the foreign fighters. There are about 30,000 of them, 5,000 with Western passports. According to the DNI, Clapper, 180 have returned or gone to the region. And we have a — a number that I can’t disclose publicly,” McCaul said on ABC.

“They’re here in the United States,” he continued. “So the foreign fighters, in addition to that, the homegrown violent extremists who can be inspired and radicalized over the Internet is what greatly concerns me — to inspire them to attack our military in the United States. And I think, unfortunately, it would be not so difficult to pull off.”

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