Someone in an earlier thread tried to claim that Candidate Ted Cruz was “out front” against the import of Syrian refugees. Unfortunately, reality begs to differ.
Here’s video of Ted Cruz (from his own U-Tube channel) in 2014 specifically advocating for the direct import of additional Syrian refugees. Additionally interesting, when confronted with the concern of terrorist embeds within the refugee population – Senator Ted Cruz was dismissive of the issue saying he was confident we have a way to insure that doesn’t happen:
Then again, this is “Senator” Ted Cruz, and not “Candidate” Ted Cruz – apparently those are two different people.
Here’s Ted Cruz yesterday:
…[…] And so President Obama and Hillary Clinton’s proposal to bring tens of thousands of Syrian Muslim refugees to America is nothing short of lunacy. If you look at, at least one of these terrorists who attacked in Paris was a Syrian refugee. Of the Syrian refugees who have entered Europe, one estimate was that 77% of them are young men. That is a very unusual demographic for a refugee wave.
And indeed, the U.S. Director of National Intelligence has said it is clear that among those refugees are likely a significant number of ISIS terrorists entering Europe. It is inexplicable that President Obama would want to bring in refugees when this administration has no idea if the refugees they are bringing are ISIS terrorists…. (link) ~ Ted Cruz 11/16/15
Here’s another video in 2014 during a Senate Hearing addressing syrian refugees: