On Fox News’s The Kelly File Tuesday, Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter dismissed the Islamic terrorist group ISIS as a major threat to the U.S.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the recent on-video beheading of American journalist James Foley.
“ISIS in Iraq and Syria is not an existential threat to us,” Hunter said. “They’re not going to harm the United States. They’re bad guys, yes, if you’re there but a bunch of guys wearing pajamas pushing up logs, they’re not an existential threat to us like North Korea is, like Iran is, like Pakistan is. They are not like that.”
He said ISIS only becomes a threat if they can “get people back in the United States and do harm to us here and commit acts of terror.”
President Barack Obama has authorized military air strikes against ISIS in Iraq.
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