Cokie Roberts: Keeping Out Syrian Refugees ‘Like Shutting the Jews Out During WWII’

On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” ABC and NPR commentator Cokie Roberts argued that keeping out Syrian refugees is “extremely dangerous” and “like shutting the Jews out during World War II.”

Roberts said, “[I]f the reports about what he plans to do today are true, I think they’re extremely dangerous for the United States of America.”

When asked what she was referring to specifically, Roberts answered, “The reports that he is going to restart the interrogation techniques offshore that the CIA conducted earlier, before the Obama administration. The idea that he’s going to shut out refuges. I mean, this is the — shutting out — there are 8 million children in the world right now who are refugees. 8 million. And if you shut out Syrian refugees at this moment, it’s like shutting the Jews out during World War II.”

(h/t Grabien)

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