Speaker Paul Ryan Threatens to Defund Refugee Program Over Syrian ISIS Threat

Speaker Paul Ryan threatened to defund Barack Obama’s refugee program over the Syrian migrant threat.

** 27 governors, including one Democrat, have refused acceptance of Obama’s Syrian “refugees.”

Ryan says Obama must ensure the refugees entering America are not here to do us harm.


Paul Ryan: We can’t let terrorists take advantage of our compassion.

Paul Ryan: We should not bring Syrian refugees into this country unless we can be 100 percent confident that they are not here to do us harm.

Speaker Ryan told radio host Bill Bennett on Monday that cutting off funding to refugee programs is on the table.
Breitbart.com reported:

House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) says that a budget battle may be brewing between Congress and President Barack Obama over funding for Obama’s efforts to resettle Syrian refugees in the United States.

When radio host Bill Bennett asked Ryan about a potential “backlash” over refugees being let into America from Syria—he questioned why “we would let people in who want to blow us up”—Ryan replied by acknowledging that refugees are part of the problem.

“Particularly with the story about one of the terrorist attackers who came through Greece from Syria,” Ryan said, referencing how according to Greek authorities at least one perhaps two of the attackers were Syrians registered as “refugees” there just a month ago.

“Look, we’ve always been a generous nation taking in refugees but this is a unique situation—this is a situation where you’ve got single men coming over, which is not women and children,” Ryan said. “So what we are doing is I have asked all of the committees of jurisdiction in the House to come up with recommendations for how do we immediately address this particular situation? So, we’re looking at all of our options about how do we make sure something like this doesn’t happen coming here to us with refugees.”

When Bennett asked in a follow-up question to Ryan about cutting off government funding to refugee programs, Ryan noted that was on the table.

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