Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush stated the US should accept refugees from the Middle East and Africa, but “make sure” they’re not terrorists on Wednesday’s “Fox & Friends” on the Fox News Channel.
Jeb said, [relevant remarks begin around 6:40] “We should accept — we’re a country that has a noble tradition of accepting refugees. We need to make sure that they’re not part of ISIS or something like that. But, the bigger strategy, I think, is how to take out ISIS, and how to deal with Assad. The red line was a complete disaster. This idea that somehow you can have grandiose language and not back it up is the reason why they have chaos. There’s 11 million refugees in a country of 20 million. This is an unmitigated disaster. So, the question is how do we lead the world to create stability in Syria? I think you have to take out Assad, and you have to take out ISIS. Both of those are huge threats — for the reason why people are fleeing.”
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