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Sen. Burr: More Fears of Homeland Attack Than Any Time Since 9/11

By    |   Thursday, 05 Feb 2015 08:10 PM

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr says he is more concerned about a terrorist attack on U.S. soil today than at any time since 9/11.

"I have got more fears today, just simply because we are against a different enemy," Burr said Thursday on Fox News Channel's "Special Report."

With the rise of lone wolves, it is more difficult to monitor the actions of would-be terrorists before they strike, he explained.

"We might not be able to pick up the effort of an individual set of brothers like we saw in Paris," Burr said, referencing the Charlie Hebdo attack. "Now as we look back, there was every reason to watch these folks very carefully. We are the best in the world, make no mistake about it, but we are not perfect. That's what scares me."

Burr, a North Carolina Republican, is among a group of senators pushing an alternative to the Affordable Care Act. But he told anchor Brett Baier he doesn't see his party rallying around one single Obamacare alternative before the current session ends.

Burr said he expects lots of ideas to be floated, not only in Congress, but in think tanks in Washington and around the country.

The King v. Burwell case set to be heard by the Supreme Court in March will provide a short-term response, he said. That case challenges the subsidies paid to people in states that did not set up their own health exchanges.

"The long term is how do we revamp this in 2017 and after so it works for America's patients?" he said.

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