Appearing From a Fog of Political Struggle
The former VP is and has been out of bounds for a long time. He is delusional in his perspectives about the way things are and even more so about what happened in the past. So, when he says that we are not as safe as we were before, he is either lying intentionally or in some Strangelove fantasy world that only has relevance to him.
He should be criticized by all reasonable people and media broadcasters for spouting these incredible, implausible opinions.