Post Updated: Part II is here. Paul Ryan’s dishonesty is very dangerous. I’ll ask again. Are you fed up yet?
At ~:55, Speaker Ryan claims that the House passed a bill requiring that all refugees entering the U.S. pass a security screening, something he fully supports, but that Harry Reid and democrats are blocking in the Senate.
What can I say? He’s not being honest with you, as regular readers of this blog and listeners to The Teri O’Brien Show know.
Here’s what I mean:
Last December, the House did indeed pass Rep. Mike McCaul’s (R-TX) American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act, which ostensibly imposes a rigorous screening process on “refugees” seeking to enter the United States. I called the bill part of the Kabuki theater around this issue, writing
Why do I say this? Isn’t this McCaul bill exactly what we want, with its requirements that (1) “The FBI director must certify the background investigation of each refugee” and (2) “the secretary of homeland security, FBI director and the director of national intelligence must unanimously concur that each refugee is not a security threat to the United states and make a certification to Congress.” Supposedly “[t]his bill constitutes an effective pause until we are certain that no refugee from Iraq and Syria who is a threat will be allowed in the country.”
Sounds good, except that there’s an obvious problem. The officials who have to make these certifications all work for Barack Obama! Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX), whose Resettlement Accountability National Security Act (H.R. 3314) we have been championing for months, had an amendment to close this loophole. From Breitbart:
Rep. Brian Babin was one of several members of Congress that moved to offer amendments – which were all blocked by House Rules Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX) – that would have placed a six-month moratorium on allowing refugees into the United States.
Babin’s amendment would have also required a Government Accountability Office “study within 90 days of the economic impact of refugees on state and local governments.”
“This would be an amendment to the bill that we are talking about on the floor,” Babin told to the House Rules Committee late Wednesday evening. “There are still too many unknowns with [McCaul’s] bill in its current form.”
And what did the new Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, do? He blocked this important and very useful amendment!
And of course, as the bill, which would have made little difference anyway, sits over in the Senate, Obama continues flooding the nation with unvetted Muslim “refugees” from Syria. Remember this from last Thanksgiving, when Obama assured us that no refugees can enter the U.S. without undergoing “the highest security checks” of anyone coming in.(“WATCH: Obama Say Unvetted Syrians Are Modern Day Version of Thanksgiving Pilgrims, ~2:13)? This despite the fact that his very own FBI director has said we cannot screen them period!
Last November, Rich Lowry over at National Review explained the sleight of hand involved in this SAFE Act scheme in this piece, Uh, the House Bill to Pause the Syrian Refugee Program Doesn’t Really Pause the Syrian Refugee Program.
Speaker Ryan’s enthusiastic enabling of Barack Obama’s “remaking” America project is a YUGE part of the reason that some, including my smart friend Ann Corcoran, is supporting Paul Nehlen, who is challenging Ryan in the August primary.
Even if allowing anyone and everyone, without the slightest clue who they are or what their intentions are, into the country weren’t extremely dangerous and irresponsible, it is very, very expensive, but I guess that doesn’t matter. It’s not like we’re broke or anything.
I’ll ask again: are you fed up yet? Do you think your fellow citizens know what is going on under the radar? Do you think perhaps it might be a good idea to tell them? If you think this information is important, please share this post on your social networks and let me know in the comments what you think. Thanks!