Secret Service agent turned congressional candidate Dan Bongino spoke with TheBlaze TV's Dana Loesch on her show Dana Thursday night as Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Florida.
Bongino provided video of the swirling winds from his home as the hurricane barreled down on the Sunshine State's east coast. He then talked about the decision to stay in his house and the precautions his block took to prevent any post-hurricane looting:
LOESCH: Not to make light of a serious situation, but I would imagine that your neighbors know that you're kind of a BA, you know, you're a secret service agent, you've got the training. Is everybody in your neighborhood, like, do what ever Dan's doing now?
BONGINO: Well, my block, where I live in Palm City, this is not the block to rob a house. My next door neighbor is two retired NYPD detectives, the guy across the street ... is a retired Miami detective. ... There's something in the water on this block ... but you know, I got my M&P 15, my A70, four or five Glocks, I've got a month of food, and a lot of batteries, so we're ready to roll, man. If it ever goes down — total zombie apocalypse here in Palm City — stop by, we'll let you in.
Bongino noted that everyone was hunkered down in Palm City, had brought everything inside and installed accordion shutters on their houses. He observed that everyone who made the decision to stay in his neighborhood was taking the danger very seriously and was taking every precaution possible to protect themselves and their loved ones.
"It looks ominous," Bongino said. "You can't see a window in sight. Everything's all steel right now. So hopefully everything's all good, we're going to ride it out tonight and hoping my kids don't get too traumatized. You know they can get frightened by things like this when they happen."