In the wake of the death of 26-year-old aid worker and ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller, Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined host Megyn Kelly on The Kelly File to discuss the lasting effect the Bowe Bergdahl swap possibly left on Americans abroad.
“We said at the time that that swap, in and of itself, would now put a price tag on the head of every American abroad,” Rubio said. “ISIL [also known as ISIS or Daesh], is actively looking for more Westerners to kidnap, particularly Americans.”
ISIS has claimed that Mueller was killed in a Jordanian airstrike. The White House has confirmed the proof-of-death, but specifics weren’t given on how Mueller died. Reports indicate that she has been a captive since 2013.
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The Bergdahl swap was and still is highly controversial as it released five high-level Taliban terrorists back to Qatar in exchange for a suspected Army deserter. Recently, reports indicate that one of the Taliban five has been considering returning to fight with the Taliban.
Rubio said he has “no doubt” that the Bergdahl trade has increased the likelihood of more kidnappings by Islamic terrorists. He added that ISIS can use prisoners for more of their gruesome propaganda videos, try to gain the freedom of some of their own imprisoned terrorists, or use the victims for a ransom.
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