Rep. Stephen Lynch (D., Mass.) revealed that a congressional investigation found there were at least 72 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees, who are also on the terror watch list. He also pointed out that an investigation of airports in the United States that security failed 95% of the time to find a weapon hidden on the persons of passengers. The investigators would fasten a gun to their ankles or other places and made it through security almost every time.
Lynch commented on the two discoveries:
“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.”
“The [former DHS]director had to resign because of that.”
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