Ron is taking quick action after recent attacks in Minnesota and New York and sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security asking for information on the suspected terrorists. He said, “It is important for Congress to learn more about these individuals in order to understand and evaluate the department’s efforts to counter homegrown radical extremism.”
Ahead of a key Senate hearing, Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson on Tuesday asked federal officials for travel and visa information on the two terror suspects from last weekend’s attacks in Minnesota, New York and New Jersey.
Johnson chairs the Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee, which is scheduled next week to hear testimony from key Obama Administration officials on terror threats.
In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, the Wisconsin Senator has asked for information on Dahir Aden, who police said stabbed 10 people at a shopping mall in St. Cloud, Minn., and Ahmad Khan Rahami, suspected of carrying out bombings in New York and New Jersey.
Aden, a son of Somali refugees, was killed by an off-duty police officer. Rahami, a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in Afghanistan, was captured after a shootout with police.