Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Painter tells CNN: ‘We’ll send (ISIS) to hell’
Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter offered candid remarks to CNN on Friday regarding the militant group ISIS, stating his office is prepared for terrorist cells attempting to cross the border into Texas.
When CNN anchor Don Lemon asked what message Painter wants conveyed to the terrorist group, he firmly stated, “If they rear their ugly head, we’ll send them to hell.”
Painter previously spoke with a Midland TV station regarding ISIS, and he said CNN likely contacted him in response to that story.
The sheriff said he received an alert bulletin that ISIS — Islamic State of Iraq and Syria — may have formed a terrorist cell in or near Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, a Mexican border city across from El Paso. He said the alert warned law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for such activity.