We believe it was President Obama who was calling out Republicans Tuesday night for their irresponsible rhetoric concerning the plan to settle Syrian refugees in the United States without reviewing the process used to vet them. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo apparently took that as his cue to really ramp up the irresponsible rhetoric in a visit to Rochester today.
— News 8 – WROC-TV (@News_8) November 19, 2015
Cuomo reportedly told attendees at a union meeting who were there to discuss the minimum wage that anything less than allowing Syrian refugees to resettle in the United States would be unconstitutional.
Besides, what did the states opposed to the influx of Syrian refugees into their borders have to say about the situation anyway? WROC-TV reports:
“I understand the threat. But, we don’t want to lose who we are as a country in the midst of it,” Cuomo said. So, if the federal government continues to allow Syrian refugees to resettle in the U.S., so too will New York. According to Cuomo, anything else would be unconstitutional. “To the extent that these states are saying I’m going to prohibit them. You can’t prohibit the federal government. What are we going to do: call out the National Guard and fight the federal government with our militia?”
That said, citizens of New York State should just relax, especially about that ISIS video showing images of Times Square.
I want every New Yorker to know that their security is our absolute highest priority. Statement: https://t.co/7PHrRBLOqG
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) November 19, 2015