"Terrorists don’t get a pass to exploit drug addiction here at home and use American dollars to fund their global violence."

U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, who yesterday pressed the Justice, Treasury, and State Departments for answers regarding a POLITICO report on the Obama administration's handling of Hezbollah, issued the following statement regarding the news that the Justice Department is opening an investigation. 

"This is an appropriate first step. I’m encouraged that the Justice Department recognizes that this is important and I hope that they will swiftly provide answers. Terrorists don’t get a pass to exploit drug addiction here at home and use American dollars to fund their global violence. These are serious charges that deserve a serious response. I look forward to hearing from the Justice, State, and Treasury Departments in a timely manner." 

Background

Yesterday, Sasse wrote to the Justice, Treasury, and State Departments, "If the Obama administration failed to use the authorities that Congress has authorized to stop Hezbollah terrorists and their associates from pouring cocaine onto our streets to fund terrorism and acquire weapons of mass destruction, it was a colossal mistake. If the administration did so in order to shore up its foolish nuclear deal with Iran, it was a mistake of historical proportions, a mistake the consequences of which reach from the battlefields of Syria to the streets of Omaha and Scottsbluff." 

The full text of Sasse's letter is available here.