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Christie bashes White House over Syrian refugee plan

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November 22, 2015, 09:50 am
By Cory Bennett

Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie on Sunday continued his assault on the White House’s approach to admitting Syrian refugees into the United States.

“The FBI director himself said they cannot vet these folks,” Christie told Jake Tapper in an interview Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

The New Jersey governor has drawn criticism for his opposition to taking any refugees in his state, even widows and “orphans under five.”

Everyone from President Obama to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have gone after Christie for his remarks. The issue has been in the spotlight as Congress considers a bill to restrict Syrian immigration in the wake of the terror attacks in Paris.

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has taken credit for the attacks, which killed about 130 people, and reports have since emerged suggesting at least one of the attackers may have entered Europe by using a Syrian passport.

https://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/261036-christie-bashes-white-house-over-syrian-refugee-plan

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