Rep. [crscore]Peter King[/crscore] rebuffed the Obama Administration’s claim that there are “robust vetting procedures” in place for Syrian refugees entering the U.S. during an interview on Fox News Sunday.
Prior to King’s segment, Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said, “we’re still planning to take in Syrian refugees” and that there are “very robust vetting procedures for those refugees.” (RELATED: Obama Admin. Still Wants To Admit Syrian Refugees Into U.S.)
“I was listening to Ben Rhodes, and what he just said about the robust vetting of refugees is untrue,” King, who’s chairman of House Subcommittee on Terrorism, told host Chris Wallace. “There’s virtually no vetting. There are no databases in Syria. There are no government records.”
“We don’t know who these people are, King added, “and when you meet with the people doing the vetting, they tell us that. They are rolling a dice here and we know that isis wants to bring in terrorists with these refugees.” (RELATED: Paris Attacker Was A Syrian ‘Refugee’)
Rep. King also said President Obama should suspend the plan to bring 10,000 Syrian refugees into the U.S.
“He should absolutely suspend it unless they can show 100 percent that a person is not involved with ISIS, because right now there’s no responsible way to do the vetting,” he added. “And that’s the reality and why people like Ben Rhodes continue to say this is beyond me. To me it’s as misguided as the president saying that he’s contained ISIS.” (RELATED: Congress Learned Of Syrian Refugees Entering The U.S. Just Recently)
“This is a failure of leadership. And until we get leadership we we’re not going to get Arab states standing behind us and we’re not going to have confidence from other allies around the world, and the president from the day he start his war against ISIS, 14, 15 months ago, it’s been apologetic. He keeps telling us what he’s not going to do. We should never tell ISIS what we are not going to do.” (RELATED: Obama Admin: ISIS Is Still Contained In Iraq And Syria, But They Have Now Gone Other Places Too [VIDEO])