GUESS I WAS WRONG: Gov. Cuomo Now Claims ‘International Terrorism’ is Part of Attacks [WATCH]

You think?! Took him long enough to admit it. It was a stupid thing to say in the first place. This is what happens when you practice political correctness.

 Authorities this morning identified a suspect in connection with the New York City bombing Saturday evening that injured 29 people.

When asked about the state of the investigation this morning, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told “CBS This Morning” anchor Charlie Rose that he believed “it was clearly a terrorist activity.”

“Prosecutors will be careful because they want to make sure they have all of the elements of a crime, but you set off two bombs in New York City, Charlie, that is terrorism. It’s with an intent to cause damage and danger and intimidate a civilian population, so that, by definition, is terrorism.

Trending: WATCH: City Inspector Demands Store Owner REMOVE U.S. Military Flags, Insults Veteran at Store

“What we didn’t know yesterday and we don’t know yet is, is anyone taking credit and is it linked to international terrorism? We hadn’t heard from ISIS, et cetera, we didn’t have a suspect who was from foreign origin, so that was the open question.”

Cuomo said he expected to get an answer about a suspect today, and indeed, the FBI and ATF raided a home in Elizabeth, N.J. this morning, after releasing a wanted poster for Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28.  Officials tell CBS News that he is linked to the blast and to unexploded devices in Chelsea, to a trash can explosion in Seaside Park, N.J., and to a backpack filled with explosives found in Elizabeth.

“We don’t have evidence of that,” the governor replied. “You have some similarities among the bombs and the way they were made and the way they were put together, and some of the technology that was used in the bombs. So there is some suggestion that there might have been a common identity across all of the bombs.

“But again, this is preliminary. The investigation is proceeding quickly. I believe we will soon be targeting an individual, a person of interest, and it may very well turn out that there was a foreign connection to this incident.”

HUH? Governor Cuomo Claims Attack was ‘Obviously Terrorism’, Just Not ‘International Terrorism’


Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.