Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO) said Friday in an interview with radio station KFTK that President Obama defended the Islamic State and not “the side of freedom” when he criticized Congress members who supported turning refugees away because of security risks.
A bill that would make the screening process for refugees from Iraq and Syria stricter passed the House on Thursday by a veto-proof majority. President Obama had threatened to veto the bill.
Wagner criticized President Obama in the radio interview and said that what Obama had said about the bill “disgusts” her.
“He decided to pick a fight and stand up for ISIS and stand up against the side of freedom and to pick a fight with not just Republicans, but Democrats, over this refugee issue,” Wagner said. “It is a politicization. It is a deflecting measure.”
h/t: BuzzFeed News