Pandering to American Muslims, Senate Democrats blocked the American SAFE Act. The 55-43 vote largely split down party lines and fell short of the 60 votes needed for the bill to advance. The bill passed the House in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks with a bipartisan “veto-proof” vote of 289 to 137, which included 47 Democrats. The bill would require the Obama administration to certify that any Syrian or Iraqi refugee admitted to the United States is not a national security threat. Ted Cruz of Texas, Marco Rubio of Florida and Rand Paul of Kentucky — all returned to Washington, D.C. from the campaign trail to cast their votes in favor of advancing the bill.
Cruz said the Democrats, “obstructionism is especially egregious given that earlier this month, two terrorists, who came to the United States as Iraqi refugees, were apprehended in Sacramento and Houston.” Cruz went on to criticize the Obama administration and the ObamaCrats:
The Obama administration continues to allow thousands of insufficiently vetted refugees to flood our borders. Their plans to import refugees from war-torn Islamic nations not only make our country less secure, but also endanger American lives. Unfortunately, due to the obstruction of Sen. Harry Reid, Democrats appear to have a greater allegiance to President Obama than to the safety and security of the American people.
According the Washington Post’s Karoun Demirjian, many Republicans see the House bill as a reasonable middle ground between Barack Obama’s plans to expand Syrian refugee resettlement, and Donald Trump’s proposal to temporarily ban all Muslims from the U.S. I saw it as a common sense approach to defend America from Paris-like attacks, more San Bernardino-like attacks and to prevent sexual attacks like those being conducted by migrants invading Europe. That is real immigration reform.
The Democrats’ pandering began immediately as soon as the bill passed the House. Allegedly in response to bellyaching from pro-immigrant, refugee, and Muslim groups, Democrats promised to block the bill with a filibuster and President Obama has threatened to veto the bill. But that was just a continuation of the Democrats’ pandering to American Muslims.
Shortly after the House passage of the common sense bipartisan immigration reform, it was revealed by the Orlando Sentinel that the American Muslim Democratic Caucus of Florida became the newest officially recognized caucus of the Florida Democratic Party. The purpose of this new arm of the Florida Democrats is to get Muslim-Americans registered to vote — as Democrats. Why, when Muslims make up less than 1 percent of the state’s population, according to the Pew Research Center? According to the Sentinel, “even relatively small constituencies can have a big impact on elections. Florida is an evenly divided state in presidential election, and small number of votes can determine who wins the state’s 29 electoral votes — more than 10 percent of the total needed to win the presidency.”
The Democrats didn’t stop the pandering there. During a Democratic National Committee (DNC) Executive Committee meeting the DNC made the pandering official policy of the Democrats’ national party by adopting a resolution condemning the anti-Muslim rhetoric of the 2016 presidential campaign. If you care to you can read the pandering resolution here.
Nor did the Democrats’ pandering start after the passage of the House bill. In October Hillary Clinton Tweeted a campaign video containing this shot of Hillary wearing a hijab. And don’t forget Muslims played a critical role in Democrat James Webb ousting then incumbent Republican Sen. George Allen.
Based on articles originally published at RedState.