The United States should stop any further Syrian refugees from entering the United States because it is impossible to know they aren't terrorists, says New York Republican Rep. Pete King.
French officials say that at least one of the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists involved in Friday's bombings and shootings in Paris entered Europe through Greece claiming to be a Syrian refugee
Ben Rhodes, President Barack Obama's deputy national security adviser for strategic communications, told "Fox News Sunday"
that the United States will continue to accept refugees, citing "very robust vetting procedures" to keep out terrorists.
King, appearing just after Rhodes, disputed that.
"There's virtually no vetting because there are no databases in Syria," King, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism, said. "There are no government records. We don't know who these people are."
Those in charge of vetting admit as much, King said.
"They are rolling a dice here. We know that ISIS wants to bring in terrorists with these refugees," he said.
Obama has said he will take in at least 10,000 refugees, but King wants that program suspended "unless they can show 100 percent that a person is not involved with ISIS."
Appearing Sunday on "The Cats Roundtable"
on AM 970 in New York, King told host John Catsimatidis that Obama's lack of leadership is showing.
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"We're at a stage in our history where we’re looking to the French president for leadership?" he said. "We cannot live in some liberal ivory tower and expect to remain safe … It really is incumbent for Democrats to stand up because [Obama] is the leader of their party."
King urged more surveillance in the Muslim community.
"The reality is that's where the terrorism is coming from," he said. "This political correctness and these accusations of profiling are absolute nonsense … It’s going to cost human life."
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