Marjorie Taylor Greene has explained to the country’s border guard chief why she claims a bag filled with sand found at the border was a bomb.
Extreme right-wing MP posted a photo on the Internet on Wednesday about an alleged explosive device planted by a drug cartel on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Ms Greene suggested the “bomb” was an attempt to harm Americans, which was later denied by US Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz.
“I testified before the Homeland Security Committee and it was claimed that agents had found an explosive near the border. During the January briefing, management was informed that the agents found a duct taped ball filled with sand that was not considered a threat to the agents/public.” Boss Ortiz tweeted in response to the claims.
The Republican congresswoman then replied that she was simply relaying what members of his agency had told her.
“Unfortunately, several Border Patrol agents claim it was some type of IED and there is video surveillance and photos of the man placing the device” she wrote on Twitter.
“They say that’s why agents were sent to retrieve it in an area known as No Man’s Land. According to BP, this is an area controlled by cartels, and in the absence of agents, they don’t go there just to accidentally find something like this. According to them, they were later told that it was some kind of explosive, not filled with sand.
“I’m just explaining what I was told today, and with the extremely dangerous border crisis and cartel threat, I’m very worried about our agents.”