Stein: ISIS Isn't Going to Attack Us

August 17, 2016

Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein insisted that the Islamic State wasn't a threat to the United States on Wednesday night at a CNN town hall.

U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Alexander McCoy, who is leaning towards supporting Hillary Clinton for President, asked Stein whether she thought that ISIS is a threat to the U.S. and whether she would use allies in the Middle East to defeat them.

Stein responded by saying that there are international rules of engagement and that a country needs to be an "imminent" threat before attacking them.

"Clearly, that threshold has not been met. ISIS is not about to launch a major attack against our country," Stein said.

Stein then started talking about America's track record on fighting terrorism to try and justify her views on ISIS.

"We have a track record now of fighting terrorism, not only ISIS, but Al Qaeda before it, the Taliban before that. And this track record is not looking so good. We have spent $6 trillion, according to a recent Harvard study, when you include the costs," she said.

In June, Orlando, Florida was struck with terror when ISIS-inspired terrorist Omar Mateen killed 49 people at the Pulse nightclub.

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