Tags: Homeland Security | ISIS/Islamic State | War on Terrorism | ISIS | chemical | weapons | attack

Rep. Mike McCaul: Iraqi Attack Shows ISIS Can Use Chemical Weapons on Americans

Image: Rep. Mike McCaul: Iraqi Attack Shows ISIS Can Use Chemical Weapons on Americans

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mike McCaul, R-Texas (Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla)

By    |   Wednesday, 21 Sep 2016 05:55 PM

ISIS is willing and able to kill Americans with chemical weapons, as evidenced by Tuesday's purported attack on an Iraqi air base that involved mustard gas, Rep. Mike McCaul said Wednesday.

McCaul, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, spoke with CNN's Wolf Blitzer about the terror group and its evolving methods of attacking both military and civilian targets.

"It demonstrates that ISIS is willing to use chemical weapons to kill Americans, whether it be over in Iraq and Syria or in the homeland, which is what we're always concerned about," McCaul said.

However, McCaul said it is likely ISIS does not yet have the ability to deploy chemical weapons on a target inside the United States.

"They certainly have the intent. Do they have the capability? Probably not," he said. "They'd have to get it into the United States.

"It also shows how they're becoming more desperate in the fight. . . . I think they've had this for quite some time. Now you'll see them unleashing it."

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Newsfront
ISIS is willing and able to kill Americans with chemical weapons, as evidenced by Tuesday's purported attack on an Iraqi air base that involved mustard gas, Rep. Mike McCaul said Wednesday.
ISIS, chemical, weapons, attack, Iraq, airbase
170
2016-55-21
Wednesday, 21 Sep 2016 05:55 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved