WATCH: Congressman 'cannot rule out' cyberattack in Navy collisions 

Virginia Beach, Va. — Rep. Scott Taylor (R), a former Navy SEAL who represents a heavily military district in Virginia, wants investigators to pursue “a potential cyberattack” as the cause of recent Navy ship crashes in Asian waters. 

“We cannot rule out a potential cyberattack,” the freshman lawmaker said in an interview with The Hill. 

Taylor wants Navy investigators to include “cyber experts to see if in fact that we were also hacked,” in addition to investigating “training” and “procedures.”

Ten U.S. sailors died early this month when the USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker in the Pacific Ocean, the fourth Navy ship crash this year.

Taylor says it would be "an act of war" if a cyberattack led to the collisions. 

Watch the video above to hear Taylor in his own words.