This is Homeland Security Sec. John Kelly speaking earlier today at a NatSec evert at George Washington University. The state of terrorism on American soil came up and he has some bad news -- the threat of a major terrorist attack in the United States is greater now that it was right after the 9/11 attacks.
"The threat to our nation and our American way of life has not diminished," Kelly said. "In fact, the threat has metastasized and decentralized, and the risk is as threatening today as it was that September morning almost 16 years ago." He went on: "If lawmakers do not like the laws that we enforce, that we are charged to enforce, that we are sworn to enforce, then they should have the courage and the skill to change those laws. Otherwise, they should shut up and support the men and women on the front lines."