STUNNING: Senate Dems just voted to give Obama FREE REIGN on this …
Here are words I don’t usually put together in a sentence: Harry Reid just made good on a promise.
As we reported previously, the House voted overwhelmingly last month to ramp up safeguards for Americans against potential terrrorists entering the U.S. posing as refugees. A large bloc of Democrats joined Republicans in this common-sense measure, which passed with a veto-proof majority, 289-137.
And today, as he promised back in December, Harry Reid made sure the bill won’t make it to Obama’s desk, leading a filibuster of Senate Democrats which left Republicans five votes shy of the 60 needed to move forward — in a stunning reversal of the House vote last month. As the Washington Times reports, today’s Senate vote gives President Obama a free hand to run the refugee program as he wishes.
Via Washington Times:
Brushing aside new fears over terrorists exploiting the refugee program, Senate Democrats on Wednesday successfully defended President Obama’s call to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees this year, saying the U.S. has an obligation to help the weak and needy.
Republicans had hoped to impose new security checks on the program by requiring Mr. Obama’s FBI, Homeland Security and intelligence chiefs to certify every refugee, saying those security officials needed to be on record if the country was going to expand its program.
But Democrats filibustered the plan, leaving Republicans five votes shy of the 60 needed to move forward, and leaving Mr. Obama a free hand to run the program as he wants.
“Women, children and families fleeing persecution are not the enemy,” Minority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, said. “We should be focusing all our effort on defeating the real enemy.”
Of course, how many women, children and families do you see in the countless photos of refugees flooding Europe? And does someone want to remind Harry Reid that one of the two San Bernardino terrorists, who killed 14 just last month, was a woman? Seems like Dems are fond of “profiling” when it serves their agenda…