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Sen. Angus King: Don't Know Where Kerry Getting Info on Terrorism

By    |   Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 07:39 PM

Sen. Angus King said he doesn't know why Secretary of State John Kerry told a congressional committee on Wednesday that the threat of dying in violent conflict today is less "than at any time in human history."

"I don't know where Secretary Kerry was getting his information. It's inconsistent with what I am hearing," King, an independent from Maine said Thursday in CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."

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"I don't understand Secretary Kerry."

On Thursday, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told the same hearing he "worries a lot about the safety and security of this country," and that 2014 was the deadliest for terror threats in the past 45 years that data has been kept.

Asked by Blitzer if Kerry is trying to downplay the threat from terrorism to make it look like the war against terror has been won, King said he couldn't image why he would try to make such a claim, considering the threats being seen in America, Europe and the Middle East from the Islamic State (ISIS.)

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"I just think he made a mistake," King said. "I didn't see the context of the whole statement. Maybe it was a broader statement, but it doesn't stack up with the totals."

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Sen. Angus King said he doesn't know why Secretary of State John Kerry told a congressional committee on Wednesday that the threat of dying in violent conflict today is less "than at any time in human history."
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