In an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Monday, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) stated he is in favor of totally skipping any vetting measures for refugees.
Murphy was asked by guest Jon Meacham, “What do you believe should be the security screening? What should be the vetting for immigrants coming in?”
Murphy replied, “I would argue that we should go towards a discussion about a pathway in which there is absolutely no screening. Right now, people can come to the United States from Europe through the visa waiver program – where we know they have extremist cells – if they’re citizens in Europe, without almost any security vet.”
He said, “The Europeans have been miserable about sharing information with each other about threats inside that continent… so I would go towards a sort of European bent at looking at screening. And then, maybe let’s just make sure that if folks get to this country and we suspect them of having connections to terrorist, that they shouldn’t be able to get an assault weapon.”
Murphy said his solution would make America more safe, whereas President Trump’s executive order “makes us less safe.”
Sen. Murphy is also a member of the Foreign Relations Committee.
Watch the full interview below:
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