Rand Paul: We Need to Put a Pause’ on Immigration from 34 Countries

‘It’s a mistake to have a religious test, but I think it’s also a mistake to take Hillary Clinton’s position which is radical Islam is not a problem’

HANNITY: “Welcome back to ‘Hannity.’ In response to the rise of Islamic terrorism around the world, Senator Rand Paul recently introduced a Bill to temporarily halt immigration from over 30 countries that are known to house high numbers of radical jihadists. Earlier today the Senate Judiciary Committee approved an amendment that says individuals must not be prevented from entering America based on their religion. Joining us now, 2016 Republican presidential candidate, Senator Rand Paul. It was a non-binding resolution, it was basically a show resolution, but a lot of Republicans supported it. I really don’t see that much difference between your resolution and Trump’s resolution, or proposal, except that you just name countries. So really trying to do the same thing, because I assume you’re listening to James Comey and James Clapper and all the other intelligence officials that are warning we don’t have a good vetting system right now.”

PAUL: “Yes, absolutely. So I think it is a mistake to have a religious test, but I think it is also a mistake to take Hillary Clinton’s position which is radical Islam is not a problem, or she is not going to name the problem. We have to know hot problem is and we have to know what their name if we are going to come at them. My idea is that we do put a pause on immigration from about 34 countries primarily in the Middle East, and we say to ourselves, do we know who is coming into our country now? Do we know that they haven’t overstayed their welcome or their visa? Look, we were attacked by 9/11 by 19 hijackers who used legal immigration to come here. And I’m still not confident that we’ve fixed the problem that let those 19 hijackers in our country.”

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