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U.S. Senate Democrats — including New Jersey's Robert Menendez and Cory Booker — blocked action on legislation that would impose new restrictions on admitting Syrian refugees.
The vote to consider the legislation was 55-43 with 60 votes needed. Two Democrats joined 53 GOP lawmakers to support the bill, and 43 Democrats voted no. President Barack Obama has threatened to veto the measure.
Under the bill, which passed the House in November by a veto-proof 289-137 vote, refugees could only be admitted after the FBI director, Homeland Security secretary and the director of National Intelligence all concur. This would be in addition to the current 18-to-24 month background checks of refugees already conducted by the Homeland Security Department.
Because the vetting Obama's guys do is so thorough, and no terrorists can slip in through the cracks.
And the Tsnarnaev brothers were such fine, upstanding people, right?
Hey Bob and Cory I've got a really great idea. Pick some women you care about.
Tell them to bunk with your Syrian buddies. I'm sure everything will be
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