Sen. John McCainJohn McCainSunday shows preview: Trump sits down with Fox McCain: Tillerson ties to Putin a 'matter of concern' Second Dem calls for probe into Russian election involvement MORE (R-Ariz.) says President Obama’s “failed policies” and lack of leadership have led to the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
“It’s because of the president of the United States’ failed policies, ‘leading from behind,’ which has led to this chaos and renewed influence and growth of ISIS,” McCain told John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable” on New York’s AM-970 on Sunday.
McCain predicted in the interview, which was conducted before the terror attacks in Paris on Friday, that ISIS would take advantage of the migrant crisis to send its operatives to major Western cities.
“I am sure that Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, has already told some of these young men, go into the refugee flow and call us when you get to Berlin, New York, Paris, wherever it is,” he said.
A migrant passport was found on the body of one of the attackers responsible for the Paris massacre.
Greek police have sent the fingerprints of the person registered to the passport to officials in France to confirm the passport belonged to the assailant, according to the Associated Press.
McCain said the U.S. must be “very, very careful” about whom it admits to the country.
“Our hearts go out to them, but we can’t endanger the security of the United States of America,” he said of the migrants.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks on Paris, in which at least 129 civilians were killed and hundreds injured.
“The Cats Roundtable” premieres in Washington on AM-1260 on Sunday.