Senate Democrats continued pandering to Muslims and blocked the American SAFE Act. The 55-43 vote largely split down party lines and fell short of the 60 votes needed for the bill to advance. The bill passed the House in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks with a bipartisan “veto-proof” vote of 289 to 137, which included 47 Democrats. The bill would require the Obama administration to certify that any Syrian or Iraqi refugee admitted to the United States is not a national security threat. Ted Cruz of Texas, Marco Rubio of Florida and Rand Paul of Kentucky — all returned to Washington, D.C. from the campaign trail to cast their votes in favor of advancing the bill.
Cruz said the Democrats, “obstructionism is especially egregious given that earlier this month, two terrorists, who came to the United States as Iraqi refugees, were apprehended in Sacramento and Houston.” Cruz went on to criticize the Obama administration and the ObamaCrats:
The Obama administration continues to allow thousands of insufficiently vetted refugees to flood our borders. Their plans to import refugees from war-torn Islamic nations not only make our country less secure, but also endanger American lives. Unfortunately, due to the obstruction of Sen. Harry Reid, Democrats appear to have a greater allegiance to President Obama than to the safety and security of the American people.
According the Washington Post’s Karoun Demirjian, many Republicans see the House bill as a reasonable middle ground between Barack Obama’s plans to expand Syrian refugee resettlement, and Donald Trump’s proposal to temporarily ban all Muslims from the U.S. I saw it as a common sense approach to defend America from Paris-like attacks, more San Bernardino-like attacks and to prevent sexual attacks like those being conducted by migrants invading Europe. It was an attempt at real immigration reform.