House Democrat Says: There are DHS Employees on the Terror Watch List


It’s like they’re not even trying.

I mean, what are you even supposed to say about this one?

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

At least 72 employees at the Department of Homeland Security are listed on the U.S. terrorist watch list, according to a Democratic lawmaker.

Rep. Stephen Lynch (D., Mass.) disclosed that a congressional investigation recently found that at least 72 people working at DHS also “were on the terrorist watch list.”

“Back in August, we did an investigation—the inspector general did—of the Department of Homeland Security, and they had 72 individuals that were on the terrorist watch list that were actually working at the Department of Homeland Security,” Lynch told Boston Public Radio.

“The [former DHS] director had to resign because of that,” he said.

It’s believed that the Democrat’s comments were in reference to the audit released back in June which admitted that 73 airport workers were green-lighted by the TSA, despite being “linked to terrorism.” This admission joins other embarrassing DHS failures, including a 95% TSA airport screening failure rate.

Meanwhile, DHS announced a new terror alert system this week. Do you feel safer yet?