Rep. Crenshaw blasts Bernie over tweets on vets, war


BRIAN: AMERICAN AIRLINES MECHANIC ACCUSED OF SABOTAGE AGO PLANE FULL OF PASSENGERS. MAY HAVE TIES TO ISIS, THEY SAY. STEVE: AT LEAST HIS BROTHER DOES. PROSECUTORS SAY THE SUSPECT ADMITTING TAMPERING WITH THE JET TO MAKE OVERTIME BUT THEY POINT TO CHILLING DETAILS INCLUDING ISIS VIDEOS ON HIS PHONE AND TELLING THE CO-WORKER ABOUT HIS OWN BROTHER WHO HE CLAIMED HAD TIES TO ISIS. AINSLEY: HERE TO REACT IS HOUSE HOMELAND SECURITY MEMBER AND FORMER NAVY SEAL G.O.P. CONGRESSMAN DAN CRENSHAW. DAN, WHEN YOU HEARD ABOUT THIS STORY, WHAT WERE YOUR THOUGHTS?>>WELL, YOU KNOW, THIS IS ONE OF THE ISSUES THAT WE HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT A LOT IN THE HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE WHEN WE HEAR FROM THE FBI AND WHEN WE HEAR FROM DHS. WHAT WE ARE HEARING IS THAT THE NEW NORMAL, THE NEW THING WE HAVE TO BE WORRIED ABOUT IS THESE LONE WOLF ACTORS. THEY ARE OFTEN DISGRUNTLED IN THEIR OWN LIVES AND LOOK TO THE OUTSIDE, MAYBE IT’S THE ISIS IDEOLOGY, MAYBE IT’S TO SOMETHING ELSE. AND THEY LOOK FOR THAT REASON TO, I THINK, BACK UP THEIR BELIEFS AND BACK UP THE ACTIONS THAT THEY WANT TO TAKE. I THINK THAT’S SOME OF WHAT WE MIGHT BE SEEING HERE. IT’S DIFFICULT TO DEAL WITH BECAUSE THERE ISN’T SOME BIG STRUCTURED NETWORK, TERRORIST NETWORK TO FOLLOW. THERE IS NO LINK CHART TO FOLLOW. SO IT’S HARD TO TARGET THESE GUYS. ALL RIGHT. THEY ARE RADICALIZED VIA THE INTERNET. AND, AGAIN, IT IS ONE REASON WHY WE CAN’T TAKE OUR EYE OFF THE BALL. ISIS IS NOT YET DEFEATED. THEY STILL HAVE A PRESENCE AROUND THE WORLD. AND WE NEED TO BE ROOTING THEM OUT BECAUSE THEY ARE VERY CAPABLE OF SPREADING THEIR PROPAGANDA AND RADICALIZING PEOPLE HERE IN THE UNITED STATES. STEVE: ALL RIGHT. YOU KNOW, WHEN I HEARD THE FIRST NEWS REPORTING ABOUT THIS CONGRESSMAN CRENSHAW, IT SOUNDED LIKE THE GUY ACTUALLY HAD A REASON FOR IT. HE SAID, LOOK, I WAS DOING IT TO MAKE A POINT BECAUSE AMERICAN AIRLINES AND THE MECHANICS WE HAVE HAD STALLED LABOR CONTRACT PROBLEMS. WHICH, YOU KNOW, THERE HAVE BEEN LABOR PROBLEMS.>>YEAH. AND THAT’S ENTIRELY POSSIBLE. I DON’T THINK WE NEED TO JUMP TO THE CONCLUSION THAT THERE IS A NEW OUTBREAK OF ISIS ATTACKS JUST YET. CERTAINLY SUSPICIOUS THOSE TWO THINGS WERE LINKED. AINSLEY: BERNIE SANDERS SAID IF YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO CARE OF YOUR VETERANS YOU SAID DON’T GO TO WAR. WATCHING BERNIE PANDER TO DIFFERENT GROUPS TO GET THEIR VOTE ALWAYS DISGUSTED ME. NOW IT’S PERSONAL. I DIDN’T GO TO WARSAW WOULD TAKE CARE OF ME, BERNIE. I WENT BECAUSE I WANTED TO SERVE AND OUR COUNTRY NEEDED IT. WHY DID YOU FEEL THE NEED TO RESPOND.>>ON A DEEPER LEVEL I HAVE ALWAYS DISLIKED IT WHEN POLITICIANS START PANDERING TO VETERANS AND TELLING US HOW BAD WE HAVE IT AND THAT IF WE JUST VOTE FOR THEM THAT THEY WILL FIX ALL OF OUR PROBLEMS. THAT IS JUST NOT TRUE IT. ALSO GETS TO A REALLY FALSE CHOICE WHICH IS WHY WE WENT TO WAR IN THE FIRST PLACE. I WENT THERE BECAUSE OUR COUNTRY NEEDED IT. WE WENT THERE BECAUSE IT WAS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF OUR COUNTRY. I WASN’T THINKING DOWN THE ROAD ABOUT BEING TAKEN CARE OF. NOW, OF COURSE, THAT DOESN’T MEAN WE SHOULDN’T TAKE CARE OF OUR VETERANS. BUT THIS IS ALSO, ANOTHER I THINK FALSEHOOD THAT BERNIE IS SPREADING. THIS IS A BIPARTISAN ISSUE. TAKING CARE OF OUR VETERANS AND IMPROVING THE V.A. WE’LL SPEND FAR MORE ON THE V.A. THAN WE HAVE IN THE PAST. ER SINGLE YEAR AS A DELEGATION, AS A CONGRESS, WE LOOK FOR WAYS TO IMPROVE VETERAN CARE. AND HE KNOWS THAT. BUT WHAT HE IS DOING IS HE IS TRYING TO RILE PEOPLE UP. IS HE TRYING TO MAKE PEOPLE ANGRY. HE IS TRYING TO TELL VICTIMS OR TRYING TO TELL VETERANS THAT THEY ARE VICTIMS. AND THAT ONLY HE CAN TAKE CARE OF THEM. I JUST THINK THAT’S SUCH A DISHONEST WAY TO DO POLITICS AND I THINK HE SHOULD BE CALLED OUT FOR IT. BRIAN: LET’S JUST ADD TOO HES WAS CHAIRMAN OF A COMMITTEE OVERSEEING THE V.A. WHEN IT WAS AT ITS

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