Thursday, November 19, 2015

47 House Dems defy Obama veto threat and join GOP to vote for tough Syrian migrant screening

President Obama, who is continuously out of tune with the thinking of mainstream America, does want to stop the flow of Syrian migrants into the United States, despite the reasonable possibility that Islamic State terrorists could be among the so-called refugees.

Even some Democrats are defying Dear Leader.

From The Hill:
In a 289-137 vote, the House on Thursday easily approved legislation that requires new screening requirements on refugees from Syria and Iraq before they can enter the United States.

Forty-seven Democrats defied President Obama’s veto threat and backed the bill — enough to override a presidential veto given the six Democrats and two Republicans who missed the vote.

The 47 Democrats who voted for the bill ranged from centrist Blue Dogs, vulnerable lawmakers in tough reelection races and even one member of leadership: Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), who heads House Democrats' communications efforts.
Two Republicans voted against the bill, which passed with a veto-proof majority.

Next stop: the Senate.

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