Gretchen's Take: Americans Don't Trust Gov't to Vet Syrian Refugees
In her "My Take" segment, Gretchen Carlson said that Americans don't trust the government to adequately vet all Syrian refugees who enter the U.S.
Carlson noted that FBI Director James Comey told Congress that he could not give an "absolute assurance that there's no risk associated" with accepting refugees
And even top Democrats, like Senators Dianne Feinstein and Chuck Schumer, have expressed reservations.
Despite that, President Obama remains defiant and is vowing to go ahead with the plan, chiding Republicans for being "scared of widows and orphans."
We will provide refuge to at least 10,000 refugees fleeing violence in Syria over the next year after they pass the highest security checks.
— President Obama (@POTUS) November 18, 2015
But Carlson pushed back on the notion that all Syrian refugees are women and children.
She pointed out that since 2011, the U.S. has accepted 2,216 Syrian refugees. More than half were men, and 21% of the men were of military age (21-50).
See Gretchen's Take on The Real Story, weekdays at 2p ET.