So says the guy who votes for every gun control bill that would make Americans less safer.
Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) proclaimed Sunday that newly unveiled legislation to overhaul the nation’s immigration system would strengthen national security in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon attack.
Appearing on Meet the Press, Durbin (D-Ill.) said last week’s Boston bombings revealed a need for bolstered federal resources to prevent future attacks. But he said the contentious 844-page immigration bill would make strides toward greater national security.
“Immigration reform will make us safer, and I hope that those that are critical of it will just come forward and say what their idea is,” Durbin said.
Some in Washington have suggested efforts to pass the bill would be colored by the bombing. Earlier Sunday Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) predicted the attack would have “a severe impact on the immigration debate.”
“If people are coming from a country that has a severe terrorist background…there should be extra vetting for people from that country,” King said on Fox News Sunday.
Of course even hinting at such a radical notion is Islamophobic, according to a prominent Democrat.