Rick Scott thinks domestic terror potential is at 9/11 level
Rick Scott

Rick Scott
'We have a significant risk of a terror attack right here in our country.'

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott is worried that the “open border” with Mexico could lead to Americans experiencing the worst terror attack since Sept. 11, 2001.

“We know there’s people on the terrorist watch list that have come across,” Scott said on Monday’s “Mornings with Maria.” He agreed with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s warning that domestic risk is approaching the levels on that fateful day 22 years ago.

“We have got to understand we have got an open border,” Scott added. “We have a significant risk of a terror attack right here in our country.”

Scott also believes, regarding the Palestinians on the Gaza Strip, that any casualties are the fault of Hamas and not Israeli forces that seem poised to enter the territory to destroy the terror group and recover hostages.

“How about the over 1,000 people killed in Israel? How about the 30 Americans? How about the people held hostage? That’s what we ought to be focused on,” Scott told Fox Business viewers.

The Senator then offered criticisms of Hamas’ tactics, before arguing that Israel must “completely annihilate” the terror group.

“Anybody that dies in Gaza is the responsibility of Hamas. Hamas caused this. They’re the ones who attacked the citizens in Israel. They’re the ones that are using civilians as a shield. They’re the ones that are preventing civilians from getting to the border with Egypt. Egypt is the one that’s preventing them from crossing the border,” Scott said.

“Hamas is responsible for whatever happens in Gaza. Not what Israel has to do. They don’t have a choice. They have to go in and completely annihilate Hamas. (It’s) no different than (how) we had to annihilate ISIS if we want to make sure we don’t have another terrorist attack.”

A.G. Gancarski

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  • Rick Whitaker

    October 16, 2023 at 9:07 am


  • Michael K

    October 16, 2023 at 9:18 am

    So says the wannabe leader of a dysfunctional political party, controlled by ultra-right-wing extremists who want to shut down the government and destroy trust in public institutions.

    What has Sen. Scott done to work on bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform?

    Nothing. He’d rather complain and weaken Social Security and Medicare.

  • My Take

    October 16, 2023 at 9:20 am

    How many 911 terrorists waded the Rio Grande?

  • Earl Pitts "The Earl Of Politics" American

    October 16, 2023 at 9:58 am

    Good mornting America,
    Welcome to Joey 8iden’s handler’s dream come true. (How Ya Doing Barack?) They have the perfect storm set up and its fast tracking to their hated USA.
    1.) New sleeper cells fresh from the southern border.
    2.) A non functional House of Representatives.
    2.) Palistine protests nation wide.
    Its the perfect time for Joey 8iden’s handler’s (How Ya Doing Barak?) to unleash several horrific attacks on America.
    However they got a problem because in doing so they will send a bunch of their Dook 4 Brains Lefty voters crossing party lines at the POTUS election to vote for security which of course means voting Republican.
    Sure Joey 8iden’s handlers (How Ya Doing Barak?) know thats what will happen but they most likely will still order a few upcoming horrific attacks anyway on the USA.
    Yeah Joey 8iden’s handelers (How Ya Doing Barak?) will not allow the fear of loosing the 2024 & 2028 POTUS elections to “The Ronald” Ron Desantis stop them as Joey 8iden’s handler’s (How Ya Doing Barak?) are under non-negoatiable time-line orders from their Big Boss (How Ya Doing Geo. $oros?). In addition Joey 8iden’s handlers (How Ya Doing Barak?) are playing the long game because they already know “The Ronald” will 100% be POTUS IN 2024 & 2028 so they got nothing to loose.
    *special instructions to all citizen Dook 4 Brains Lefty’s. You guys will suffer the brunt of any of 8iden’s Handlers attacks simply because you are the easiest targets. Patriots are 87.323% more likely to be focused on their situational surroundings to be able to see and hear the impending attack in order to either fight back or run away from the danger. Also Patriots are more likely to be armed and prepared to shoot back.
    All you skippidy doo dah Dook 4 Brains Leftys are more likely to be totally unarmed, have head phones or ear buds on, and/or have your eyes glued to your phones as you swish along your merry way thinking perverse homer testical thoughts. And you know jihadist’s hate them some homer testicals with a passion, yes even more than they hate Jews, your only hope is if they stumble accross a group of homer testical Jews as they are getting in place for the attack.*
    Other than that, America, everyone have a great day,

    • Clay & Buck

      October 16, 2023 at 10:16 am

      Thanks for getting this all critical public safety information out Earl. Fox wont allow us to broadcast it as they have some sort of internal restrictions in place, which we are not at liberty to discuss, but at least America has you, Earl, and a few Paitriots who read your public service announcement will be prepared.

    • Earl Pitts is a Pedophile

      October 16, 2023 at 10:57 am

      You should probably hang yourself today, Earl.

      • Earl Pitts "The Earl Of Politics" American

        October 16, 2023 at 12:49 pm

        Dont feel bad my Dook 4 Brains afflicted disgruntaled former employee. I know its not really you being disrespectfull to me The Earl of Politics. Its just that your close association with other leftys has taken over the rational part of your mind. I will pray for you and your long suffering family for all the HEII you have put them through.

  • MH/Duuuval

    October 16, 2023 at 10:33 am

    Scott is a terrorist himself, if you look at his record. Here’s two examples:

    He goes after those least able to defend themselves — poor and working folks and there children who need medical care via Medicaid expansion.

    His tax policies would enable the ultra-wealthy, such as himself, to acquire even more wealth at the expense of services vital to everyday life.

    He can be assumed to have lied (per Scalia) by taking the 5th Amendment multiple ties when it concerned the millions of dollars his company ripped off the elderly and sick.

  • PeterH

    October 16, 2023 at 12:08 pm

    Rick should stay laser focused on keeping his right wing extremist in check prior to the House vote for MAGA Speaker Jordan who is expected to go down in defeat.

  • Andy

    October 17, 2023 at 9:24 am

    Time to get your head out of the sand, Senator! The biggest attack already occurred on January 6Th, and unfortunately you and your party turn your back on ‘White Supremacists terrorists’ and will be the exact reason, this is your last term!

  • Andy

    October 17, 2023 at 9:29 am

    Senator, Canada implemented a ban on ‘White Supremacy groups’ like Oath Keepers, Proud Boys, as they are labeled as ‘Domestic terrorism’ under the Canadian constitution as well as the US constitution says it is illegal for domestic terrorism. When will you recognize these domestic terrorists are also killing and threatening Jewish Americans? You cannot cowtow your base, and proclaim to protect Israel, and the border without recognizing the real domestic terrorists! Good bye next November!

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