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POLITICS: Biden ignores SIX official requests about thwarted migrant terror attack

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Republican lawmakers have lodged at least six information requests to President Biden’s Department of Homeland Security for information that would enlighten the American public about a Jordanian border crosser’s May 3 attempted attack on Marine Corps Base Quantico in northern Virginia.

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has stiff-armed every one of them.

The border crosser was one of two Jordanians claiming to be Amazon deliverymen who drove a large box truck to the base’s front gate and then hit the gas when diverted for investigation despite “halt” orders.

Marine sentries hit a button that deployed road obstructions, thwarting the Virginia base attack, then arrested the pair and turned them over to immigration officers.


Republican lawmakers have lodged at least six information requests to President Biden’s Department of Homeland Security for information about an attempted attack on Marine Corps Base Quantico on May 3. AP

Rep. Mark Green (R-Tenn.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, which sent an information request with a long-blown June 6 deadline, seemed to suggest that subpoenas might be coming next, as did at least one other congressman.

“It’s not surprising that Secretary Mayorkas and other top Biden officials don’t want to tell us the truth about what happened at Quantico, but the fact is, they don’t have a choice,” Green exclusively told The New York Post. “I am tired of this administration stonewalling every investigation into its unlawful, irresponsible, and disastrous policies and decisions.

“We have given these departments plenty of opportunity to respond to our requests for documents to which we, as well as the people we represent, have a right — and we are going to get them. Whether they are compelled to provide them will be up to the Biden administration.”

The committee’s May 23 letter to Mayorkas, as well as to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, asked to simply provide even the names of the two Jordanian attackers, one of whom reportedly crossed the southern border only a month prior and the other a student visa overstayer.

The committee then wanted all records, text messages, internal memoranda and guidance that would reveal any motive behind the attack, plus how the border crosser got in and was handled by DHS before the attack, and what has happened to them since.

The DHS Office of Public Affairs did not respond to an emailed request for comment about the agency’s failure to respond to so many lawmaker requests.

Other House and Senate Republican lawmakers also demanded answers on deadline about a terrorism motive and details about the Jordanian attackers, including a group of 12 led by Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas), the House Judiciary Committee, and the office of Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin. The Biden administration has dissed Youngkin’s urgent information request too.

Lawmakers in the Senate have lodged requests as well. Sen. Ted Budd (R-NC) fired one off signed by 12 other senators. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) sent one on behalf of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Republican minority, albeit with an “as soon as possible” deadline.

Biden officials have parried not just those information requests but every media inquiry ever since the attack, even at a White House press conference, leaving the American public to stew in the dark about what happened.

“The leadership at DHS has no interest in answering questions from Congress about terrorists, criminals, and fentanyl pushers flooding our country because they don’t have any,” an angry Roy told The Post two weeks after the deadline came and went. “So they ignore us because there are no consequences with a Congress hell-bent on funding them.”

The House Judiciary Committee’s June 7 deadline came and went without apparent response too. A border-state congressman who sits on the committee told The Post the committee should compel testimony next.

“I think we need to bring them on in to answer questions publicly,” Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) said. “They don’t want this out there. But I want the answers. The American people should get the answers and Congress should get the answers.

“We need to understand how this happened, what their intentions were, for the public to know and for law enforcement to know. Everyone needs to know this for how to best protect America.”

Rep. Brian Babbin (R-Texas), another border-state lawmaker, who authored yet another ignored letter signed by eight other members seeking information about border-crossing terrorism intelligence failures, had heard nothing by their June 21 deadline.

“Biden spent three and a half years chumming the water — now the sharks are here,” a frustrated Babbin told The Post. “Biden is deliberately enabling the next 9/11-style attack on US soil.”

Todd Bensman, a senior national security fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies, is the author of “Overrun: How Joe Biden Unleashed the Greatest Border Crisis in U.S. History.”



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