Fox News Host Says Power Grid Attack Would Be 'Million Times Worse Than 9/11

Tara Dodrill

Judge Jeanine Pirro uttered a grim warning to America during a Sunday show on Fox News. According to Pirro, the overly-tax and vulnerable nature of the power grid puts the country in danger from a massive disaster which would be "a million times worse than 9/11."

During the Justice with Judge Jeanine show the Fox News host posed this question to the audience, "Who of us could ever envision a 9/11 happening?" Judge Pirro went on the state that the difference between a power grid down scenario and a 9/11 style attack is basically that we know that such a scenario is likely coming and the federal government is doing nothing to prevent it.

Judge Jeanine Pirro went on to say this about an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack or natural disaster that takes down the power grid in the United States:

"Even a blue ribbon congressional commission predicted a major catastrophe with mass American fatalities. Private companies that control 85 percent of the grid think the Department of Defense should pay to improve the infrastructure and vice versa."

The ASCE power grid grade card rating means the energy infrastructure is in "poor to fair condition and mostly below standard, with many elements approaching the end of their service life." It further means a "large portion of the system exhibits significant deterioration" with a "strong risk of failure."

Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano appears to agree with Judge Jeanine Pirro's power grid assessment. Napolitano called a cyber attack on the nation's electrical system a matter of "if" and not "when."

Do you think the federal government is taking power grid threats seriously enough?

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