Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton made the case for gun control and importing Syrian refugees at a Friday campaign stop in Sioux City, Iowa.
Clinton addressed the situation in “San Bernardine” (her mistaken way of saying “San Bernardino,” California)
“We’re learning more, literally by the hour,” Clinton said. “There is certainly much more support for the view that this was a terrorist attack…we will learn more about these people, these murderers, and we will do everything in our power to prevent acts like this from happening.”
Clinton then pivoted to her frequent 9/11 talking point to justify Syrian refugees.
“I was, as some of you know, a senator from New York on 9/11,” Clinton said.
“They were not refugees,” she said of the 9/11 hijackers. “They were here legally. They overstayed their visas, but they were here legally.”
“We’ve had Syrians come into this country a very long time,” Clinton added. “One of the oldest mosques in America is in Cedar Rapids.”
“We have to keep moving forward in concert with our values.”
Clinton also made the case for gun control.
“We’ve got to have a strategy to defeat these global terror networks. A part of that strategy, I’m going to say this, I’ve been talking about this the past couple of days, is to try to prevent terrorists from getting their hands on guns in this country,” Clinton said to applause.
“If you are too dangerous to fly in America, you are too dangerous to buy a gun in America.”