Mark Morgan, who served as acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection from 2019 to 2021, argued that the U.S. is not safer today than it was 22 years ago on September 11, 2001.
"We've gotten complacent. I feel our vigilance has been muted over the past probably eight, nine years and it's unfortunate. I feel as though we come together once a year as a remembrance but the other 364 days of the year, for the masses in the United States, I think they've forgotten, I think a lot of people have forgotten or don't even know why the Department of Homeland Security was created, why Customs and Border Protection, which I would eventually lead, was created," Morgan said Monday during an interview on the "Just the News, No Noise" television program.
"I don't want to oversimplify [the] message but it was pretty clear that those organizations were created only and because of 9/11 to protect our homeland," he added.
Morgan cited the Biden administration's handling of the southwest border and northern border, noting the record number of suspected terrorists who have been encountered by CBP this year.