FBI Director Christopher Wray said yesterday before the Senate Judiciary Committee that the U.S. is facing the highest threat of terrorism that he has seen in his career.
In response to a question from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Wray said that he has “never seen a time where so many threats are elevated at exactly the same time.”
Graham and Wray specifically highlighted a few countries that have been involved, either directly or indirectly, in some of the problems America has faced.
Wray said that Iran has made multiple attempted attacks on U.S. soil in the last few years alone. This is in addition to Iran-backed proxies that have been consistently attacking U.S. forces in the Middle East since the Israeli-Hamas war began.
On Russia, Wray targeted that country’s cyberwarfare campaign which has often hit U.S. infrastructure. And on China, Wray said the communist nation is a primary supplier of the current fentanyl crisis that batters America.
Graham pressed Wray for more information on these comments especially in light of the Oct. 7 Hamas terrorist attack in Israel. Wray said that, since that date, a “rogue’s gallery of foreign terrorists” has called for attacks on the U.S.
Understandably, Senator Graham’s next question was basically “What do we do about all of this?” Wray didn’t elaborate greatly due to time, but simply said there needs to be “consequences.”