So, yesterday the State Department announced they had revoked the visa of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who is charged with trying to bring a plane as it flew toward Detroit.
The news came out in the daily press briefing at the State Department where spokesman PJ Crowley was discussing how since Christmas “additional visas have been revoked for people that we believe have suspected ties to terrorism.”
Crowley was talking about actions the administration has taken since the attempted bombing, saying that as a result “additional visas have been revoked for people that we believe have suspected ties to terrorism.”
Despite being pushed by reporters, Crowley said: “It’s just I don’t think it’s fruitful to get into a scoreboard about how many people have we found today that we think have links to terrorism. That’s not something that we feel comfortable discussing publicly.”
One reporter, though, said they had heard that five visas had been revoked since Christmas, about one every other day — or roughly the same pace as the past eight years.