Conservative Daily -- Absolutely unbelievable. Yesterday, the Democrats blocked the American SAFE Act from receiving a final vote in the Senate.
This is the bill that would have forced the Federal government to perform more rigorous background checks on Syrian and Iraqi refugees entering the country. Apparently, that's too much for Harry Reid and the Democrats. Apparently, ensuring that terrorists are kept out of the country is too much to ask.
55 Senators voted for the bill, just shy of the 60 required to end debate. The Democrats filibustered it. They are completely content with letting terrorists slip through.
This cannot stand. Already, GOP leadership is saying that the bill is dead. They are giving up fighting for this!
Blog Author's Comments -- Obviously Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan have surrendered on this. On Wednesday, Senate Democrats successfully and predictably blocked what many conservatives described as Rep. Paul Ryan's "Show Vote" on refugee admissions.
It has been called a show vote because the Ryan plan, even if the President signed it, would still allow the President to bring in an unlimited number of refugees from an unlimited number of countries.
Democrats’ filibuster on the motion to proceed to Ryan’s show vote comes one month after Speaker Ryan sent President Obama a blank check to fund visa issuances to nearly 300,000 (temporary and permanent) Muslim migrants in the next 12 months alone. Ryan’s decision to fully-fund Obama’s immigration agenda arguably ceded any leverage he may otherwise have had over Democrats and ensured the large-scale migration into America would continue and grow.
Ryan’s bill, known as the American SAFE Act, was blocked.[...]
Ryan’s inability to develop a winning strategy suggests he failed at what he has called the “first duty of the government.” Ryan declared after the SAFE Act’s initial passage in the House:
The first duty of our government is to keep the American people safe. That’s why, today, the House will vote on a plan to pause our Syrian refugee program… If our law enforcement and intelligence community cannot verify that each and every person coming here is not a security threat, then they shouldn’t be allowed in. Right now, the government can’t certify these standards, so this plan pauses the program. It’s a security test—not a religious test. This reflects our values. This reflects our responsibilities. And this is urgent. We cannot and should not wait to act—not when our national security is at stake.Ryan informed the press that he had “reached out to our Democratic colleagues” in crafting the plan, and touted his acquisition a “veto-proof majority”—which no longer seems relevant since the Senate blocked further movement on the bill.
Even if the Republicans win the White House in November this gives Obama and the Democrats an entire year with an open door to the illegals. And many of them are sure to be terrorists.