Speaker Ryan On Refugees: ‘We Cannot Let Terrorists Take Advantage’ [VIDEO]

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House Speaker [crscore]Paul Ryan[/crscore] announced Tuesday morning that the House is “developing a plan to address the Syrian refugee crisis” in the wake of the terrorist attack in Paris.

“Our committee chairs are developing a plan to address the Syrian refugee crisis. Our nation has always been welcoming, but we cannot let terrorists take advantage of our compassion. This is a moment where it’s better to be safe than to be sorry,” Ryan said. “So, we think the prudent, responsible thing is to take a pause in this particular aspect of this refugee program in order to verify that terrorists are not trying to infiltrate the refugee population.”

On Monday several GOP presidential candidates including Gov. Mike Huckabee and Dr. Ben Carson pressured Ryan to halt the Syrian refugee program. The growing pressure of 27 governors opposing the program has added to the scrutiny of the program. (RELATED: Growing List Of Governors Say They Won’t Accept Syrian Refugees)