Republicans are trying to protect our border but Democrats in the senate won’t allow it.
Senate Democrats block bill to restrict Syrian refugees from entering U.S.
Senate Democrats blocked a vote Wednesday on a bill that would have halted the admission of Syrian and Iraqi refugees into the U.S. until they underwent the strictest vetting process ever required for people fleeing their war-torn homelands.
Senators voted 55-43 to advance the bill, falling five votes short of the 60 needed. President Obama had vowed to veto the legislation if it passed.
At one point, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., offered to allow the bill to advance — but only if Republican leaders agreed to permit a vote to denounce GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s proposal to bar all Muslims from entering the U.S.
“Republican leaders…have pledged loyalty to Donald Trump and his disgraceful policies if he’s the nominee,” Reid said. “Republicans who support these illogical plans should be prepared for the next logical step, voting on Donald Trump’s vision for America.”