Speaking to reporters on Monday morning, Hillary Clinton used the Chelsea bombing to attack Donald Trump’s immigration platform.
“It is true that the suspect of interest has been identified and we need to do everything we can to support law enforcement as they track him down to determine what role, if any, he played in these events, but let us remember, there are millions and millions of naturalized citizens in America from all over the world,” Clinton stated.
“There are millions of law-abiding peaceful Muslim Americans,” she continued. “This is the kind of challenge that law enforcement can be and is prepared to address, namely, going after anyone who would threaten the United States.
The former secretary of state stated she is “absolutely in favor of and have long been an advocate for tough vetting for making sure we don’t let people into this country and not just people who come here to settle, but we need a better visa system.”
“Let’s remember what happened on 9/11. These were not refugees who got into airplanes who attacked our city and our country,” Clinton added. “So let’s not get diverted and distracted by the kind of campaign rhetoric we hear coming from the other side. This is a serious challenge. We are well-equipped to meet it, and we can do so in keeping with smart law endorsement, good intelligence and in concert with our values.”