Fiorina on Syrian Refugees: 'Why Would We Think We Could Distinguish Good from Bad?'
At the Conservative Political Action Conference that wrapped up today in Washington, PJ Media asked former HP CEO Carly Fiorina how she would differentiate herself from likely Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
“I’m going to talk about the difference in our policies. I’m going to talk about the difference in our approaches and I’m going to talk about the difference in our track record,” she said. “I think accomplishments and results matter, particularly to the American people, and so I think we need to be able to hold public servants to account if they have not accomplished a track record.”
Fiorina said questioning Clinton’s accomplishments is not “below the belt.”
“We need to ask everyone, whether they are in business or in politics, what are your results? What have you accomplished? Because the American people expect results and, among other things, we now know under Secretary Clinton’s tenure, the world has become a more dangerous place,” she said. “I talked about Vladimir Putin and the red reset button but we should remember as well she traveled to Syria and said Bashar al-Assad was a reformer that we could do business with and got that one wrong, too.”
She criticized the Obama administration for having a “wrong-headed policy” on Syrian refugees. The Obama administration is reportedly planning to increase the number of refugees allowed in the United States. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mike McCaul (R-Texas) said admitting thousands of refugees is a very dangerous and reckless policy.
"ISIS has telegraphed that they want to exploit the refugee process to gain entrance into the West and United States. And we need to stop that,” he said.
Fiorina holds the same position as McCaul, arguing that ISIS is trying to “exploit” the problems with the U.S. legal immigration system that exists today.