Representative Scott Perry (R-PA) reacted to reports that San Bernardino attacker Tashfeen Malik received a K-1 visa despite social media posts that indicated she had become radicalized by arguing, “you wonder if the existential threat is just ISIS…or is it also an administration that for political narrative puts policy and political correctness above the national security of the nation” on Monday’s “On the Record” on the Fox News Channel.
Perry said, [relevant remarks begin around 4:00] “it goes beyond incompetence. When you find out they missed it, you think well how did that happen? Well, you realize there’s actually a memo signed by Jeh Johnson that says that this was actually the policy not look at their social media, then you wonder if the existential threat is just ISIS or Islamists, or is it also an administration that for political narrative puts policy and political correctness above the national security of the nation.”
He added, “I think it’s just to fit a political narrative. I understand the president is out today selling the program telling us that it’s the most robust screening process, and that we’re vetting all these people. Understanding, now the American people are finally hearing that we don’t check social media, that this is simply a question, a very simple questionnaire. the person that’s getting the K-1 visa, or the Fiancé(e) visa, just has to state that she saw the other person, or he saw the other person once in two years, and that they have communicated with one another, and then they can come here and be married. i mean, what is robust, about that and what is thorough about that?”
Perry concluded, “why would this be that this political narrative is so strong that they would put the rights of people that aren’t citizens, potential jihadists, in front of the rights and the protection that they’ve taken an oath to uphold and preserve of the American people. You wonder what’s in that mindset that allows for this to happen to America.”
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