Fusion’s Jorge Ramos went one-on-one with Illinois Representative Aaron Schock (R) on Thursday, asking if Americans were at risk following the attack on a satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris that left 12 dead.
“With 300 million residents and millions of visitors every day in our country, we’re always at risk of some kind of an attack, because we’re open and free society,” the 33-year-old state congressional representative said.
According to a report from Reuters, security has been increased at U.K. ports, border controls, and major railway stations.
Schock said he’s confident in America’s capability to protect its citizens: “I think our country, with the establishment of the Homeland of Security Department after September 11th and all the additional tools we gave our government to keep us safe, has done a good job of ensuring the most, maximum amount of safety with the most minimal amount of freedom given up by the American people.”
The full interview will air on Fusion’s “AMERICA with Jorge Ramos” on Tuesday, January 20 at 10 p.m.