Cong­ressman disputes claims of ISIS camp in Mexico

April 17, 2015
In The News

KSAT - Bill Barajas - Reporter

SAN ANTONIO - Social media is buzzing about a recent article published by the Judicial Watch about an ISIS training camp in Mexico.

Hurd, the U.S. Representative for Texas's 23rd congressional district, is a former undercover CIA officer. He doesn't dispute ISIS being a threat, just that they aren't operating near our border.

Hurd said he's looked into the article's claims but can't find any truth to it.

"I've talked to the U.S. ambassador in Mexico, I've talked to the Department of Homeland Security, I've talked to the military north command, I've talked to the Federal Bureau of Investigations. I was at the NCTC, the National Counter Terrorism Center, (and) nobody's been able to corroborate this kind of information," Hurd said.

ISIS is best know for its brutal bombings, kidnapping and beheadings. Stopping them has become the U.S. military's main focus.

Hurd said rumors that ISIS is working with drug-trafficking organizations is far stretched.

"Countering terrorism is our No. 1 strategic objective, and the bad guys in northern Mexico know that and they don't want any more scrutiny then what they are already getting," Hurd said.

KSAT 12 also reached out to the FBI and obtained this statement about the article.

”The FBI has no information to corroborate” the claims made by Judicial Watch.