Typically when a politician walks away from a speech they are ushered away without answering questions from the press. That wasn’t exactly the case when Joe Biden was asked to comment on how the government would keep America “safe” from the terrorist threat posed by Syrian refugees.
It was obvious that the outspoken VP couldn’t resist. He took the question and in under a minute completely squashed the arguments of the right, adding a dose of humanity and a smidge of civility to an issue that shouldn’t be. Syrian refugees are fleeing terrorism. They deserve every bit as much consideration as anyone else when it comes to asylum in the United States.
Biden’s amazing response is met with applause from the crowd. His message was clear: If we give in to fear the terrorists win. It’s not a very difficult thing to understand.
Watch Joe Biden school the bigots of the right on Syrian refugees and being a decent human being.
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