Monday, September 13, 2021

Rep. Andy Biggs: There is 'basically no vetting' of Afghan refugees

The Arizona Republican said he's received firsthand reports of unqualified people performing the vetting.

There is no real vetting of Afghan refugees entering the U.S., according to Rep. Andy Biggs.

"The backstories that I'm hearing is that there's really basically no vetting going on," Biggs told the John Solomon Reports podcast on Friday.

Biggs, chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, dismissed Secretary of State Antony Blinken's assurances of vetting refugees via biometrics.

"Now, the other aspect is who's doing the vetting," Biggs continued.

He has received "Firsthand reports that the people who are vetting are not qualified to do vetting," he explained.

"So it's really nerve-racking." The Arizona congressman said the reason for the poor vetting of Afghan refugees is "Because we were trying to get everybody out within a matter of days, because we had lost control of the country" to the Taliban.

"There's no gratitude in them. It shows an incredible ignorance to where we were - the context of where we were, and as we move today." Biggs added that the left promotes "Postmodern cultural relativism" - meaning that no culture is better than another - while at the same time contradicting that idea by censoring America's founding documents because the founders were captive to the prevailing cultural prejudices of their own time. 

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