Senator on TSA Audit: 'Real Risk and Real Danger' of 9/11-Style Terror Attack
A recent report revealed that Transportation Security Administration agents failed to detect fake explosives and banned weapons in 67 out of 70 tests that were carried out by special investigators.
Now, the results of a new audit show that despite the agency having a robust system for screening commercial airport employees, it still failed to flag 73 airport workers "linked to terrorism."
"The TSA did not identify these individuals through its vetting operations because it is not authorized to receive all terrorism-related categories under current interagency watch-listing policy," the Inspector General's report stated.
In other words, the TSA did not have the entire terror watchlist.
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) said on "Your World" today that President Obama has a moral obligation to come forward and lead a national conversation about where we are in preventing terrorism, because we're not as safe as the public is being led to believe.
"This is a city that specializes in building bureaucracies instead of setting strategies," Sasse said. "We need to start with a strategy and work backward. And people need to be held accountable."
Could there be another attack like 9/11 or even worse? Neil Cavuto asked.
"The terrorists only need to be successful one time," Sasse answered. "What happens when we're failing 96 percent of the time? Obviously, there's still real risk and real danger."
Watch more in the "Your World" clip above and see Kennedy react to the report on "Shepard Smith Reporting" below.