State Rep. Debbie Riddle, R-Tomball, was on CNN last night talking about a plot involving pregnant women from other countries traveling to America as tourists to give birth, and then raising the babies as terrorists.
The "terrorist baby" plot was met with skepticism by CNN Host Anderson Cooper. He repeatedly questioned Riddle for proof. She said she is still gathering information but said she was made aware of the scheme from former members of the FBI. She refused to reveal her sources.
"If this is a real threat to the security of the United States, why wouldn't current FBI people be worried about it as well?" Cooper asked.Riddle said that was a good question. She tried to talk about the lack of attention by President Obama and the federal government to border security, but Cooper kept asking for more details on the terror baby plot.
"When your folks called me in the preliminary, that was part of the conversation," Riddle said. "They did not tell me you were going to grill me on specific information that I was not ready to give to you tonight. They did not tell me that, sir."
Cooper then invited state Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas, into the conversation. He and Riddle got into a spirited exchange over the logic of birthright citizenship and the definition of an "anchor baby."
Check out the entire segment below, and read about a boy born in Fort Worth to undocumented immigrant parents in Cooper's blog here.