Lindsey Graham Demands Answers For Major U.S. Breach

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( – Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has sought clarification from Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas following an incident involving two Jordanian nationals who attempted to enter the Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia, earlier this month.

In a letter issued on Thursday, Graham, who serves as the Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, posed several questions to Secretary Mayorkas: “Please explain how these individuals entered the United States. Were they here unlawfully? Is either individual on any terrorist watch lists?”

Graham requested detailed information on the backgrounds and intentions of the individuals, including the most recent and complete files pertaining to their immigration status. He emphasized that this information is crucial for the committee to effectively assess and address the ongoing threats to national security posed by such incidents, which he noted are not isolated.

The two Jordanians are currently detained after they allegedly tried to deceive their way onto the base and then attempted to force entry by ramming their vehicle.

According to Capt. Michael Curtis, a spokesperson for the base, speaking to the New York Post, the suspects approached the Fuller Road Gate, claiming to be employees of a company subcontracted by Amazon. Curtis explained that one of the military police officers noticed the driver disregarding instructions and moving the vehicle past the designated holding area in an attempt to gain access to the base.

“Thanks to the prompt and effective actions of our officers, they were able to activate the vehicle denial barriers, successfully preventing further entry into the base and subsequently detaining the individuals, who were later handed over to ICE,” Curtis stated.

Potomac Local News earlier reported that one of the men is listed on the U.S. terrorist watch list.

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