Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, is under some serious pressure from his party.
Republicans are not just urging Ryan to put a stop to refugee programs, they are demanding it.
Tea Baggers like Mike Huckabee are tweeting messages like this:
He’s not the only GOP member who is pissed off about Ryan’s lack of action after the Paris attacks on Friday, that claimed the lives of at least 129 people.
Dozens of states have turned their backs on Syrian refugees.
Refugee aid was already a hot-button topic with conservatives; many of them flat out forgetting the migrant history of America.
After the attacks on Friday, those same conservatives are no longer playing nice.
Not only are they demanding action by politicians, they are inciting panic in the equally dimwitted, which are abundant in this great country.
According to TPM:
“Earlier this fall Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) introduced a bill to suspend the U.S.’s refugee program, and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) — who is also running for the 2016 GOP nom — reintroduced Monday his own bill to put new restrictions on visa issuance program for refuges. But those bills would meet an easy veto by the President, making attaching the issue to the ongoing appropriations process all the more tempting.”
Executive vice president at Qorvis MSL Group and Congressional budget expert, Stan Collender, made this remark about what we can expect:
“I can’t imagine the Republicans letting this go in the midst of a heated campaign.”
“It’s exactly the kind of emotional issue that — like Planned Parenthood — could really gum up all the work on appropriations. It’s the kind of thing that the House will almost certainly vote to exclude the money, the Senate is not clear, and then the president would veto it, and then you would have a showdown come close to midnight on December 11.”
“If the Freedom Caucus makes a stand, I don’t think Ryan has any choice but to do what they want at least the first time around.”
Paul Ryan has said this on the matter:
“We’ve got to make sure we’re protecting ourselves. So that’s what we’re looking at. What is the best option — not just so we have an issue to talk about but so we have a result, which is to make sure we are not complicit or even facilitating of having someone come in who would seek to do us harm from Syria.”
“We think it’s simply prudent that for this particular program, in this particular situation, that we be better guarded against any possible infiltration of ISIS coming through this program.”
Ryan brushed off questions about Republicans using December’s spending bill to attempt a block on Obama’s refugee program; a program that will allow 10,000 Syrians to come into the U.S. within the next year.