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Scott Brown Warns that ISIS Could Cross the Border, then Tells Chuck Todd He Never Said That

Scott Brown denies that he said something about ISIS, even though the quote is on his campaign site.
U.S. Senator Scott Brown, a Republican from Massachusetts, left, attends the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida, U.S., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012.

U.S. Senator Scott Brown, a Republican from Massachusetts, left, attends the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida, U.S., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012.

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In last night's New Hampshire U.S. Senate debate, moderator Chuck Todd asked Republican Scott Brown to expand on his argument that ISIS could cross the Mexican border to attack America. What happened next was a little surprising to anyone who'd paid even fitful attention to the race.

He did say that, and he wanted the press to hear him say it. In a heavily promoted foreign policy speech last month, Brown warned voters that “these ISIS thugs have been saying for months that they’re going to send people here to kill Americans on as big a scale as they can, and never mind that a porous border is the most obvious pathway for terrorists to enter our country.”