If you read my article published Wednesday about Bobby Jindal, you know that several state governors are trying to stop Obama from admitting any more Syrian refugees. After perpetrators in the Paris attack were discovered to have entered the country as “refugees,” Americans worry that the US will suffer the same fate. A concerned nation turns its eyes to House Speaker Paul Ryan for answers.
Last month, Donald Trump predicted that Syrian refugees might be a sort of “Trojan Horse” for ISIS: “I’ve been watching this migration. And I see the people. I mean, they’re men, they’re mostly men, and they’re strong men. What I won’t do is take in 200,000 Syrians who could be ISIS.” Regarding the actions of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Trump stated, “What she’s done in Germany is insane. It’s insane.”
A little more than one month after Trump’s prediction came the massive attack on Paris that killed over 100 innocent civilians and wounded over 300. It has been confirmed that two of the terrorists involved in the Paris attack had previously entered Greece as “refugees.” The two men first registered as refugees on the Greek island Leros and then made their way to France.
Not only has Obama done nothing to make sure the same thing doesn’t happen in America, it seems he’s actually speeding the process by continuing to admit Syrian refugees.
“Does the president now have any pause about bringing Syrian refugees into the United States?” asked NBC’s Chuck Todd.
“No, Chuck,” responded White House Deputy National Security adviser Ben Rhodes. “We have very expansive screening procedures for all Syrian refugees who have come to the United States. There’s a very careful vetting process that includes our intelligence community, our national Counterterrorism Center, the Department of Homeland Security, so we can make sure that we’re carefully screening anybody who comes to the United States.”
However, as headlined in the Daily Caller, Congressman Peter King stated that “robust vetting of refugees is untrue.”
Our best chance to stop this madness is for the House to cut the funding Obama needs to continue admitting refugees – a giant test for the newly elected Speaker Paul Ryan. “If Speaker Ryan will not lead and reject the importation of those fleeing the Middle East he needs to step down today and let someone else lead,” tweeted Mike Huckabee.
The Speaker also has the support of Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, who mentioned in a letter to Ryan that he is “urging you and your colleagues in the Republican Leadership to move legislation through the US House of Representative this week that terminates all public funding for any ongoing federal programs that seek to resettle refugees and /or migrants from Syria into the United States, effective immediately.”