Newt and Sean discuss the recent pipeline cyberattack and what the United States should do to respond to this threat and others.
May 10, 2021
I will just going to say of course Governor Perry knows more than I do about the pipeline part. On the national security part, let me say we ought to pass a law immediately that makes this kind of hacking subject to a death penalty and the law should include a provision that the president through a judicial process should be able to order the killings of anybody overseas who is doing this. We have now spent 15 years on defense. We have no idea who they are. We have no idea where they are. If we did know who they were, we would have no mechanism to do anything about it. A great country can’t allow people to savage it and have no consequences and wait for the next attack. That’s literally where we are. This ought to be a bipartisan issue. What are we prepared to do to protect America from whether it is official governments or private citizens? This is an intolerable situation.
This is pretty straight forward. Governor Perry with explain this is much more technical details. You get two or three weeks of the northeast losing 45% of its oil and gas and the American people will say enough of this baloney. We want this country protected. We want it to be effective, we want it to be immediate and we will fire anybody who doesn’t get in line. People won’t tolerate these kind of, which I’m told are constant, these kind of attacks which are a new kind of warfare. I don’t care if they are private or public criminals it’s an act of war against the United States. We need to react to it as an act of war and the American people are going to look at their representatives and their senators and say, you don’t fix this, your successor will. I won’t put up with it and I’m not going to put up with you if you don’t fix it.