On Tuesday, when asked whether the country is safer since President Biden took office, Christopher Wray, the Director of the FBI, chose not to respond to the question, as Fox News reported.
"Is the United States safer from foreign terror threats today? Are we safer than when Joe Biden took office — from the day he took office?" Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) asked Wray during a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing.
I asked FBI Director Wray a simple question: is the U.S. safer today than it was before @JoeBiden took office? After nearly 10 seconds of silence, he finally admitted what we all know…
“…the terror threats have elevated…” pic.twitter.com/w90YKhRrCf
— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) October 31, 2023
"What I would say to you is that the terror threats have elevated. But I also think there are a lot of things the country has done throughout law enforcement to be better prepared to deal with them," he said.
The director decidedly did not directly answer whether the country has become safer under Biden's watch.
"I asked FBI Director Wray a simple question: is the U.S. safer today than it was before [Joe Biden] took office? After nearly 10 seconds of silence, he finally admitted what we all know… '…the terror threats have elevated…'" Scott wrote on X, formerly Twitter, after the hearing.
On Tuesday, when asked whether the country is safer since President Biden took office, Christopher Wray, the Director of the FBI, chose not to respond to the question.
"The reality is that the terrorism threat has been elevated throughout 2023, but the ongoing war in the Middle East has raised the threat of an attack against Americans in the United States to a whole other level," Wray said.
Hamas carried out an act of terrorism against Israel on October 7, which led to a military response from Israel, which is an ally of the United States. Hamas is a Palestinian terrorist organization.
Concerns in the United States regarding the prospect of future terror attacks that are identical to those carried out by Hamas and other terrorist groups have been rekindled as a result of the war.
This contains acts of terrorism that were carried out by people who were born and raised in the United States yet are considered to be domestic terrorists.
The White House responded that it "couldn't possibly answer" the topic of whether or not terrorists have already crossed the southern border in response to a question that was posed by Fox News immediately after the hearing.
The inquiry was regarding whether or not terrorists have already crossed the border.
The issue is being asked at a time when there is an ongoing situation on the border there and growing security dangers in the Middle East, which is why there is some reluctance to answer it.