McCaul discussed with students his previous roles as Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, Deputy Attorney General for Texas, and Chief Counter-Terrorism of Homeland Security in the U.S. Attorney General’s office.
When talking about George H.W. Bush, he called him a class act and said he wanted to “work on something bigger than ourselves.” McCaul expressed his gratitude for his endorsement from 41.
While serving on the Homeland Security Committee, he discussed what it was like to work with the committee during the rise of ISIS, stopping 95% of radicalization on the internet and threats toward hitting the homeland, and then shifting to current international conflicts in the Middle East and China, hotspots, intelligence efforts regarding the rise of fentanyl deaths in the U.S., and the future of warfare with the rise of AI.
McCaul told Bush School students to “follow your passion, and you will be successful.”