President Obama’s call to federal officials Tuesday regarding the vetting process for Syrian refugees turned both personal and political as the president called out GOP governors and others for being “scared of widows and 3-year-old orphans.” Leadership through ridicule turned out to be a losing hand, as the House voted today 289-137 to pass its Syrian refugee screening bill — a “stunning defeat” for the president.
Even before Congress flexed its muscle with the veto-proof vote, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) struck back at the president’s testy insult with the perfect rejoinder: “President Obama says we’re afraid of widows and orphans. I’m afraid of a foreign policy that creates more widows and orphans.”
Pres Obama says we're afraid of widows & orphans. I'm afraid of a foreign policy that creates more widows & orphans. https://t.co/SfBfTXEamX
— Trey Gowdy (@TGowdySC) November 19, 2015
@TGowdySC …touché…Mr Gowdy you always put things in a real perspective…wish I had said that???????…
— DB Cozart (@dbcpac) November 19, 2015
@TGowdySC Here's To You Trey ???????
— NaplesQueen (@NaplesQueen) November 19, 2015
@TGowdySC well once again Trey you put out an awesome explanation on how American people feel thank you thank God we have people like you
— Jeanne 4 Trump2016 (@Justice41ca) November 19, 2015
@TGowdySC Thank you Sir for being one of the withering minority in our Government who actually represents the People and our Constitution.
— StarsNStripes (@USAmerica1st) November 19, 2015
@TGowdySC Hannity had a ten second video on last night of thousands of refugees crossing borders and there were no women/kids in that group
— Mark Evans (@HTownMark2014) November 19, 2015
— Double Standard Lib (@LeftyLogic33) November 19, 2015
— Rabiddogg (@Rabiddogg) November 19, 2015
@TGowdySC Are there not women suicide bombers and children trained by ISLAMIC terrorists? Does Obama understand this?
— Don'ttreadonme (@noneoftheusual) November 19, 2015
— Ray McCaslin (@Raymc3) November 19, 2015
— Lilapsophobiac (@Mahlady70) November 19, 2015
@TGowdySC Suicide vests come in woman's & children's sizes too, it's attire for the whole family
— Enchanted snowman (@Enchantedsnowmn) November 19, 2015
@TGowdySC I'm afraid of the President and those who do nothing to stop him.
— Tanner Loewenberg (@tanmanfilm) November 19, 2015
— Beach Chair QB (@dbaby11) November 19, 2015
@TGowdySC You hit the nail on the head ! Biggest threat is a leader that betrays his countrymen and sides with our natural enemy.
— Kev Davis (@Kev2nz) November 19, 2015
@TGowdySC Best line: (Mr. President) …maybe you ought to start by defeating that JV team that you have stated is now contained
— Rev. G. Scott (@PoliticalHawk77) November 19, 2015
@TGowdySC Witnesses used the term "thoroughly" vetted. More accurate would have been "to the best of our ability". Not enough data available
— Susan J. (@SuSandStorm) November 19, 2015