July 10, 2017

Hirono Statement on Hawaii Soldier Arrested on Suspicion of Ties to ISIL

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Senator Mazie K. Hirono released the following statement on the arrest of a Hawaii soldier with alleged ties to ISIL: 

“During my meeting earlier today with the nominee to serve as our next FBI director, I reiterated my ongoing concern about homegrown extremism and lone wolf style attacks. 

“Although we are only beginning to learn more about these allegations, including whether this soldier was acting alone, we must remain vigilant to ensure our law enforcement agencies have the appropriate resources to keep our country safe. I commend the FBI for its efforts.”