Monday, November 23, 2015

Graves: I told Nixon to keep Syrian refugees out of Missouri

(From Sixth District Congressman Sam Graves)

On Friday, November 13, 129 innocent people were slaughtered on the streets of Paris. This tragedy left the world in shock and reminds us that terrorism is still a real threat to democratic nations across the globe.

This attack comes as millions of people are fleeing Syria in order to escape the long and violent civil war in their country. Multiple nations, including the United States, had been opening their borders to offer shelter to these refugees. But soon after the attacks in Paris, we learned that one of the terrorists had entered into France by hiding among the refugees.

It is unfortunate that extremists have used the situation in Syria to breed a new generation of terrorists, but at this point we simply cannot let people into the U.S. without guaranteeing they pose no threat to our security. That is why I sent a letter to Governor Jay Nixon urging him to prohibit any Syrian refugees in our state.

Last week, I also voted in favor of legislation that would ensure refugees from Iraq or Syria are not admitted into the U.S. unless the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Director of National Intelligence have confirmed they are not a threat to our national security. Our security must take precedence over everything else at this point, and I will continue doing everything possible to keep extremists out of the United States.


Anonymous said...

This guy is the epitome of an ignorant hate mongering piece of shit.

Anonymous said... Ferguson, MU, refugees

This is your legacy, sir.

Anonymous said...

11:59 AM: I place a tasty bowl of Cheerios in milk (or whatever you prefer) in front of you. 3 of them are poison. Will you take the spoon I'm offering you and dig in?

Anonymous said...

Hateful chicken sh$&. Keep drinking the Trump tea.

kitty chiwawa said...

Sounds about right:

Top donors to Sam Graves:
Crawford Group $184,400
Herzog Contracting $133,725
Leggett & Platt $81,600
National Auto Dealers Assn $79,500
Union Pacific Corp $75,999
more finance data from Influence Explorer
NAACP Civil Rights Legislative Reportcard The NAACP gave this representative a score of 29 out of 100, for a grade of F on civil rights related votes in 2013-2014 (113th Congress).

Anonymous said...

Wait, what? You mean Jay Nixon, elected governor twice by the people of Missouri, dared to think critically and make a rational decision before Sam Graves could weigh in on the issue and only afterwards tell him what to do? Lord save us from these arrogant little twits with an R after their names that feeds their illusion that they are as smart and as important as they think they are!

Anonymous said...

kitty chiwawa: Of course, there are those of us who wouldn't vote for a Congresscritter who gets a high score from the NAACP for what they define as civil rights today. Given the huge margins Graves is winning with, never getting less than 59.4% of the vote after his first election, and 65% as of late, we can for now assume he's doing what his constituents want. Given how many Congressional Democrats and last I checked one of the few remaining Democratic governors are defecting on this issue, some would say he's in good company.

Anonymous said...

You mean Jay Nixon, elected governor twice by the people of Missouri, dared to think critically and make a rational decision

Nixon has not been racking up a record of "rational decisions" lately.