Congressman says sheltering Syrian refugees an impeachable offense

Congressman says sheltering Syrian refugees an impeachable offense
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Giving shelter to a relatively small number of Syrians during the worst refugee crisis in decades is grounds for impeachment, according to one Republican congressman.

During an appearance on The Dale Jackson Show, a local Alabama radio show, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) was asked about President Obama’s plan to allow 10,000 refugees from war-torn Syria to come to the United States over the next year.

After criticizing the potential cost of resettling 10,000 refugees — “We’re going to be giving welfare to all these people!” — Brooks blasted Obama as the “primary world player” who caused the refugee crisis and bemoaned that the president wouldn’t “stand up and take responsibility for this mess.”

However, when the host asked about Obama’s plan to give shelter to thousands of refugees, Brooks called it “horrendous” and “an abdication of responsibility.”

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