Duncan links refugees and terrorists
Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-3rd District SC, Laurens County, issued the following statement regarding a terrorist attack in Nice, France:
We are at war with radical Islamic terrorism, and yet the White House still hesitates to call our enemy by name, let alone, devise a bold plan of action to destroy them.
What happened in Nice, France was an unspeakable tragedy and my prayers are with all the families impacted by this truly evil attack. What’s also unfortunate is that this is far from an isolated incident. The situation in France shows us that radical Islamic terrorists will use any and every tool at their disposal to kill those who oppose their beliefs; whether it is an airplane, a boat, truck, pressure-cooker, knife, or a gun. Any government official who focuses on the method more than the terrorists themselves is making a disastrous mistake. But that is exactly what seems to be happening in the Administration today.
Our nation cannot afford another day of inaction or indifference. We must take bold steps to confront our enemies and protect our homeland. Therefore, I call on the President to halt the Syrian refugee resettlement program, to immediately deport any non-citizens residing in the United States who are currently listed on a terror-watch list, and indefinitely suspend all forms of immigration and visas from countries considered to be hotbeds for terrorism.
These are necessary and reasonable steps that our government can take immediately to protect American lives and prevent our country from becoming a war-zone.