Facing Mounting Criticism, Hassan Waffles Stance On Accepting Refugees
Concord – Days after the barbaric Paris terrorist attacks, Governor Hassan released a statement saying “more facts” were needed before taking action, despite public reports that one of the men responsible posed as a Syrian refugee in order to enter Europe. Only hours later, Hassan reluctantly took a stand on the issue, calling for a halt to any further Syrian refugees.
Despite her liberal record, Hassan has since come under fire from her own party for her position. Feeling political pressure from her Washington allies, Hassan was forced to backpedal and explain her unclear stance on the Syrian refugee crisis, emphasizing that her opposition to Syrian refugees was only temporary and that the government should work quickly to resume bringing in refugees after a speedy review. In a call with other governors, Hassan explained that all she really wants is more communication.
“Governor Hassan is clearly unsure of her own position on this important national security issue, and her inconsistency is extremely troubling,” said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. “The governor has once again revealed she lacks the leadership, competence and ability to represent New Hampshire in the United States Senate and tackle serious issues. Granite Staters deserve leaders that will take a clear stand on the problems we face as a country, not a politically-calculating politician that is more concerned with keeping her liberal Washington allies happy than keeping New Hampshire safe.”