Republicans slam Biden’s Palestinian refugee plan

by ian

Republicans are up in arms over President Joe Biden’s plans to allow Palestinian refugees into the US. CBS News reports the Biden administration is weighing several options to “resettle Palestinians from Gaza.” The White House says this would mainly apply to those with American relatives.

Florida Sen. Rick Scott (R) slammed the plan as a national security risk, saying “I have zero confidence in Biden’s ability to vet refugees. How will he make sure they aren’t Hamas?!” Former President Donald Trump also expressed similar concerns.

Those who qualify for refugee status could eventually become American citizens – something that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says is not in the country’s best interest.