Rubio warns ISIS-K could exploit US southern border following deadly Moscow attack


As the U. S. southern border becomes an increasing issue for voters, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., on Sunday warned that ISIS-K terrorists could try to exploit the border to launch an attack on Americans like the deadly attack that the group has claimed to have carried out in Moscow on Friday.

Rubio, the vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said during an appearance on ABC's "This Week" that Americans "should be very concerned" about the potential threat of ISIS-K after FBI Director Christopher Wray confirmed to him that the terror group has its own human trafficking network.

"I think common sense tells you, if they run a trafficking network of people, that would most certainly use it to move operatives into the United States," Rubio said. "So I'm not claiming there's an imminent threat to the U. S., but I am saying that border situation and the existence of that network is a threat to the United States."

"If they could do what they did in Moscow, in the United States, they would do it in a heartbeat," Rubio added. "They want to do it."

More than 130 people were killed and at least 154 others were injured at a concert hall in suburban Moscow on Friday. Russian authorities said they have apprehended 11 suspects in connection with the attack.... (Read more)

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