Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter told Fox News this morning that Texas law enforcement agencies have received alerts that members of the ISIS terrorist group may be crossing into the United States via Mexico.
“I received an intelligence report that said that there was ISIS cells that were active in the Juarez area, which is the northern part of the Chihuahua state, and that they were moving around over there, that there was some activity,” Sheriff Painter told Fox & Friends (video below), noted CBS Houston.
Sheriff Painter could not confirm that ISIS had actually entered the U.S. along the southern border, but stated, “I think it’d be naive to say that [ISIS is] not here… We have found Muslim clothing, they have found Quran books that are lying on the side of the trail, so we know that there are Muslims that have come across and are being smuggled into the United States."
According to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, Sheriff Painter told CNN host Don Lemon last week, “If they show their ugly head in our area, we’ll send them to hell. And I think the United States needs to get busy. And they need to bomb them, they need to take them out.”
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“What needs to happen is that there needs to be enough bombs dropped on [ISIS], that every time they hear a jet propeller they urinate themselves down both legs,” added Sheriff Painter.
The FBI would not address Sheriff Painter's claims, noted the Midland Reporter-Telegram.