Sen. Johnson Says He’s Troubled By Terror Attacks In France

Chairman Of Homeland Security Committee Says Robust Intelligence-Gathering Is Needed

Sen. Ron Johnson. Photo: Wistech Colleges (CC-BY-ND).

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., says he finds the latest terrorist-related battles in France troubling.

The Republican lawmaker, who chairs the Senate’s Homeland Security Committee, said it’s hard to determine how widespread the latest terrorist effort is.

“Is it confined to those three or four individuals, or is it larger? Is it confined to France, or is it greater? I don’t have those answers,” said Johnson.

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Johnson said the best defense the U.S. has against terrorism is a robust intelligence-gathering system. He said freedoms here may be restrained if the attacks continue.