The Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security said that keeping refugees from crossing our borders is “very pro-American” in that it serves the interest of saving American lives.
“I think it’s very pro-American to protect American lives,” Rep. Michael McCaul said in an interview with HBO’s “Vice” set to air later this week.
“I would argue that until I’m given assurance by the secretary of Homeland [Security], FBI director, director of national intelligence, that these people don’t pose a threat to our national security, I’m uncomfortable,” the Texas Republican told “Vice” reporter Gianna Toboni.
“If we don’t do this right, Americans could die. And that’s what we’re trying to stop.”
While President Obama has been pushing for the entry of 10,000 Syrian refugees, in addition to the 3,000 already here, critics point to the fiscal and societal problems refugees have caused in European countries as well as the November Paris attacks that took 130 lives.
Watch the clip via “Vice” on HBO.
Although there was some dissent, most folks on social media agreed.
@thehill Nice. Not our job to solve the world’s problems and acting as world police has been a huge mistake. Go to UAE, they can afford it.
— George Chewning (@gtchewning) February 11, 2016
@thehill why not send them to Middle eastern country?
— Fanucci (@DonFanooch) February 11, 2016
— Ezekiel Prophet (@EzekielProphecy) February 11, 2016
— AngryCornishman (@AngryCornishman) February 11, 2016
@thehill Very correct. Can’t understand those who think protecting American lives, our freedoms, and way of life is “not who we are.”
— rle (@Nakko60) February 11, 2016
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