Less than 24 hours after 29-year-old Uzbek national, Sayfullo Saipov, drove a rented truck into a crowd on a bike path in lower Manhattan, killing eight people and injuring a dozen more, the political blame game began. By this morning, the President of the United States had taken to Twitter to place blame on Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and the Diversity Visa Lottery program, which Saipov used to immigrate to the United States.
Peter Krause, a Boston College political scientist and terrorism expert, and senior advisor at MIT’s Security Studies Program, Carol Savietz, joined Jim Braude to discuss.