Speaker Paul Ryan favors open borders and mass migration.
That also extends to importing Islamic refugees into America.
But after the recent attack at Ohio State University by a Somali refugee, many conservatives are wondering why Ryan won’t take action to stop the program.
Abdul Razak Ali Artan stabbed 11 people after plowing his car into a crowd of bystanders at the University.
Artan’s motivations may have been revealed in several social media posts where he ranted about U.S. treatment of Muslims and where he criticized the school for a lack of Muslim prayer rooms in the campus newspaper.
This is the second act of terror in just over three months committed by a Somali refugee.
In September 2015, 20-year-old Dahir Ahmed Adan knifed ten people at a Minnesota mall.
This attack occurred after Adan had taken an interest in Islam.
With evidence piling up that opening the door for unvetted Islamic refugees has brought on more terror attacks, many are wondering why Speaker Paul Ryan refuses to act on ending the program – or at least pausing it until stricter screening procedures can be adopted.
In fact, he was confronted about this on a recent O’Reilly Factor interview, but responded by falsely claiming Republicans had taken action.
“Earlier this year, Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly asked Speaker Ryan specifically about the Somali refugee crisis in Minnesota.
“We have a Somali problem up in Minneapolis-St. Paul,” O’Reilly told Ryan. “[We] have a problem there and those are refugees from Somalia. And if, God forbid, some refugee comes in and blows people up, it’s going to be grisly.”
Ryan replied by claiming that he and the House had “passed a bill pausing this refugee program.” However, Ryan’s declaration was demonstrably false. As NumbersUSA’s Rosemary Jenks explained, the House bill championed by Ryan did not in any way pause the Somali refugee program and, in fact, would “not have affected the Somali refugee program at all.”
President-elect Donald Trump campaigned on shutting down immigration from countries with suspected ties to terrorism and on ending the Syrian refugee program.
Speaker Paul Ryan opposes both of those measures.
Ryan even told the Huffington Post back in June he would sue a President Trump if he tried to use his lawful executive authority to stop immigration from nations tied to terrorism.
The Huffington Post reported:
“In a sit-down interview in his ceremonial Capitol Hill office on Thursday, Ryan told The Huffington Post that Trump does not have “a blank check” with his endorsement… On the topic of Trump’s proposed Muslim ban and his statements that he could enact such a policy without Congress, Ryan noted that Republicans were releasing part of their agenda on executive overreach that very day, and, in news that’s sure to please Trump, Ryan suggested that he and the House of Representatives were prepared to sue a Republican president if need be.
“I would sue any president that exceeds his or her powers,” Ryan said.
It’s unclear, however, if Ryan thinks Trump enacting a ban on Muslims entering the country would actually exceed presidential powers. “That’s a legal question that there’s a good debate about,” Ryan said, pointing to the 1952 Immigration and Nationality Act.”
President-elect Trump rallied millions of Americans to his campaign with his strong positions on protecting America and stopping the flow of unvetted Islamic refugees into America.
Paul Ryan’s sabotage flies in the face of the millions of voters who are demanding the government take serious action to prevent terrorists from sneaking into our country through our flawed and broken refugee and immigration programs.