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House Defies Obama’s Veto Threat, Passes Refugee Anyway, With Veto-Proof Majority to Boot


House Defies Obama’s Veto Threat, Passes Refugee Anyway, With Veto-Proof Majority to Boot

The U.S. House of Representatives just bent Obama over their knee and gave him a spanking, completely ignoring his veto threat and passing legislation to strengthen screening for Syrian and Iraqi Refugees.

And thanks to some Democrats jumping ship, it passed with a veto-proof majority.

I bet the president’s on the floor kicking and screaming, likely shedding a few tears too, as the realization sets in that he’s not always going to get his way.

From TheBlaze:

The bill was reportedly passed 289-137, giving the legislation the two-thirds majority required to override a veto. A total of 47 Democrats voted with Republicans to pass the “veto-proof” bill.

The measure, which in effect would suspend admissions of Syrian and Iraqi refugees, would require the FBI to conduct background checks on people coming to the U.S. from those countries. It would oblige the heads of the FBI and Homeland Security Department and the director of national intelligence to certify to Congress that each refugee “is not a threat to the security of the United States.

The legislation’s future is still uncertain as it still must pass through the Senate.

“It is against the values of our nation and the values of a free society to give terrorists the opening they are looking for” by not tightening entry restrictions, said House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.

Besides the 47 Democrats, 242 Republicans voted for the bill. Opposing it were 135 Democrats and two Republicans, Reps. Walter Jones (R-N.C.) and Steve King (R-Iowa).

If you listen closely, you can hear tears of betrayal being poured out all across America as liberals break down and weep over the sheer number of Democrats who abandoned the agenda for common sense.

Now while this bill will definitely up our security with the influx of Syrian refugees coming into the country, what we really need to do is seal the borders and not let any in to begin with.

That’s a guaranteed way to keep our country safe. Anything else, even with additional security measures, is still playing Russian roulette.

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