Statements about Terrorism

Says of flood of non-Mexicans being apprehended at the border: "These are people that are coming from states like Syria that have substantial connections back to terrorist regimes and terrorist operations."

Says President Barack Obama was responsible for "the assassination of at least four American citizens" in drone strikes.

"More than 40,000 troops are still stationed in Afghanistan with no clear objective. Even in the best case, by the end of the year at least 10,000 American soldiers will still be on the ground."

The White House had a live video feed of the Benghazi attacks as they occurred.

Says only about 250 Texans have been killed in action since 9/11.

Says al Qaeda has camps with the drug cartels in Mexico.

Says the Department of Defense changed its definitions of al-Qaeda and the Taliban making it so almost anybody can be loosely associated with the groups.

"Every time you buy an airline ticket, the federal government runs a background check on you."

Says that during the first 19 months of the Obama administration, the U.S. detained people from nations designated as state sponsors of terrorism on the southwestern border.

Says a Lubbock terror suspect’s alleged plan "to use baby dolls to conceal chemical explosives" is similar to a 1995 plot "to blow up 12 jumbo jets over the Pacific Ocean."

"Over 81 percent of the babies that are born at LBJ Hospital right here in Houston are born of women who are not here legally."

"We have a director of homeland security who cannot use and will not use the term 'terrorist attack' but instead substitutes 'man-made disaster.' "

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