Republican Congressman Ted Yoho says he does not want to sound like an alarmist, but the “wrong move” made by the U.S. could have the potential to ignite a third World War.
“I feel a lot of anxiety from what I know,” Yoho tells WOKV News.
Yoho says last year he was in Israel meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was adamant about preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.
He says he asked Netanyahu about potential ramifications with Russia and China if bombs are dropped on Iran.
“He goes, ‘Oh they won’t do anything,’” Yoho says. “I don’t feel that confident.”
Yoho says the U.S. needs to start thinking about protecting the homeland, including securing the southern border.
“Sitting on Foreign Affairs, I see the people coming across the southwest borders…There’s a lot of Middle Eastern people coming across. There’s been over seventy different sects identified with radical Islam.”
Yoho says if the U.S. doesn’t secure the border and begins bombing countries in the Middle East, it will bring potential terrorists into the country.
“It’s a dangerous situation,” he says.
He’s critical of the Obama Administration’s foreign policy, saying it’s not “clear-cut” or “concise.”
“We are not leading,” he says. “And that’s why we have the problems today because of a lack of foreign policy and somebody that stands up strong for America.”
He sees the Russian-brokered deal to dismantle Syria’s chemical weapons stockpile as a failure of U.S. foreign policy, noting how Secretary of State John Kerry advocated for military strikes against Syria before the deal was reached.