The U.S. lacks the will and leadership in the White House to do what it takes to stop terrorism at its source, a former undercover CIA officer who is now a Republican congressman said Wednesday, a day after the deadly attacks in Brussels.
The nation's intelligence apparatus does not lack the ability to "solve the problem and put terrorists on the run," Texas Rep. Will Hurd told CNBC's "Squawk Box."
"I spent 9½ years as an undercover officer in the CIA. I was the guy the in the back alleys at 4 o'clock in the morning, collecting intelligence on threats to our homeland," Hurd said. "I know the men and women in the CIA are eager and willing to go in."