Columnist Charles Krauthammer says it’s “incomprehensible” that the Obama administration is just recently starting “pilot programs” to vet U.S. visa applicants.
“It’s also incomprehensible,” Krauthammer, appearing on Fox News’s “Special Report” on Thursday, said. “The idea that we’re now starting up a couple of pilot programs on what the American people understand and is so obvious to do — you simply give a directive that where you think it’s appropriate, you allow any immigration officer to investigate the postings on you know, public media.”
Krauthammer also bashed the Department of Homeland Security’s argument for not vetting because of privacy reasons as “ridiculous.”
“The argument against it, which apparently prevailed a few years ago, within DHS, is ridiculous,” he said. “Number one, it is that we don’t want to invade their privacy. Well, it’s absurd to say that looking at a public posting, as an invasion of privacy. And it’s doubly absurd if that’s done in the case of a non-American outside the country who possesses zero constitutional rights.”