Rep. McCarthy requests briefing on terror suspects caught crossing border

Rep. McCarthy requests briefing on terror suspects caught crossing border


House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has requested a classified briefing from the FBI and CIA on the arrest of two Yemeni nationals on the terror watchlist who illegally crossed the border amid the record migrant surge.

McCarthy (R-Calif.) made the request in a letter to CIA Director William Burns and FBI Director Christopher Wray sent on Tuesday evening, asking that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Vice President Harris also be permitted at the briefing.

“I hope [Harris], along with Congressional leaders, could benefit from this briefing,” the California lawmaker said, noting that the vice president was tasked by President Biden with addressing the diplomatic measures related to the crisis.

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The top ranking House Republican went on to share some of the intel provided to him by Customs and Border Protection agents during his visit to the region last month, noting that, “[A]gents conveyed to us that they

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