Congressman Calls Out MSNBC On Refugees-‘You Are Wrong!’

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., and MSNBC co-host Mika Brzezinski clashed on Morning Joe on Tuesday over whether the United States is able to vet Syrian refugees seeking asylum in the country.

King, who is a member of the Homeland Security Committee and chairman of its Sub-committee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, stated, “We cannot vet the refugees from Syria. There are no databases to work against, no government records,” he said. “People talk about ‘thorough vetting.’ There is no vetting as a practical matter.”

“Hold on one second,” Brzezinski interjected. “There is vetting. There are face-to-face interviews, there are health screenings, often it takes two years for a family to get here.”

“No, Mika you are entirely wrong,” King fired back.

“Actually sir, I think you’re wrong,” she retorted. “The vetting is happening, whether you like it or not.”

“You are wrong Mika, you are 1000 percent wrong!” King said and then spelled out “W-R-O-N-G” to add an exclamation point. 

“So should we say, ‘Syrians, stay out of America, you’re not welcome here?’” asked the MSNBC co-host. 

“Mika, we’re not saying Syrians. We’re saying these refugees. Unless we know who the refugees are, we cannot be allowing them in,” King replied. “My job is to protect Americans, not to feel good about myself, not to say that I’m doing something humanitarian. If Americans get killed because we are letting people in because they are not properly vetted — they cannot be properly vetted.”

Joe Scarborough then jumped in the conversation questioning why they cannot be properly screened. “There are no databases whatsoever. They have no records to base it against,” said King. “They have no idea who these people are. A person could say he is John Jones. They don’t know who he is, and I’m talking to people at the highest level.”

As a representative from New York City area, King said he feels a particular duty to insist on security being the paramount factor regarding how to respond to the Syrian refugee crisis. Knowing that ISIS has the “capacity” to hide terrorist among refugees, who does not want to take the chance of allowing anyone in “who is going to be killing people in the New York subway system or Bloomingdales or Macy’s, or attack the Thanksgiving day parade.”

h/t: TheBlaze

WATCH: The Moment This MSNBC Host Literally Jumps Out Of His Chair To Cheer On Trump

It’s a sight you may never see again: a member of the Morning Joe panel on MSNBC stood up and applauded an epic rant by GOP front-runner Donald Trump.

The subject of Trump’s 95-minute rant in Fort Dodge, Iowa, was the youthful indiscretions of fellow 2016 presidential contender Dr. Ben Carson as described in his 1990 autobiography Gifted Hands. He equated having a pathological temper, as Carson described himself as a youth, with being a child molester.

“If you’re a child molester, there’s no cure. They can’t stop you. Pathological, there’s no cure,” Trump said.

Trump also took time to attempt to discredit a story Carson related in his book where the retired neurosurgeon describes lunging at a friend with a knife.

“He lunged, he lunged that knife into the stomach of his friend but, lo and behold, it hit the belt. It hit the belt and the knife broke. Give me a break,” Trump said.

While most of the members of the panel expressed shock at Trump’s comments, panel member Donny Deutsch stood up and applauded the edited version of the rant.

“I have no other visceral reaction,” Deutsch said when questioned about his standing ovation.

Columnist Eugene Robinson said Trump’s theatrics draw you in, no matter where you stand regarding the billionaire.

“He’s compelling. You cannot not watch that. You cannot not listen to that whole rant,” Robinson said.

However, the panel said Trump made one political error that could be fatal. He criticized the voters of Iowa for liking Carson, whose numbers climbed above Trump’s in Iowa polls released in late October.

“How stupid are the people of Iowa? How stupid are the people of the country to believe this crap?” Trump said.

Former Obama administration czar Steve Rattner questioned whether voters who like to watch the billionaire’s bombastic style now will actually vote for him in the primaries. He admitted to other panel members that he was amused by Trump’s rant.

“But at no moment did I say to myself ‘Gee, I’m going to vote for this guy for president,’” Rattner said.

MSNBC Hits Ben Carson For Lack Of Substance To Be Pres. – What’s Hillary Running On?

Video Transcript:

The mainstream media is doing its best to delegitimize Ben Carson and his candidacy for president.

Jon Meacham: A presidential campaign cannot simply be this is your life.

Mika Brzezinski: A movie.

Michael: It has to be about our lives. It has to be about the life of the nation. But there has to be a core of substance about what that life story did, means for all of us. And so, simply to run on biography and then on alleged media bias against elements of that biography is not sufficient to be a serious candidate for president of the United States.

Brzezinski: Maybe not for you or me, but apparently he’s doing quite well.

Mark Halperin explained why Dr. Carson and other Republicans are polling so well.

The four top candidates are for fundamentally changing the way our government works. And Dr. Carson is leading that argument as much as anybody else.

So Carson’s bio isn’t enough. Sure, it has to be based on a candidate’s policies. What, then, is Democrat frontrunner Hillary Clinton running on?

Clearly, I’m not asking people to vote for me simply because I’m a woman. I’m asking people to vote for me on the merits, and I think one of the merits is I am a woman.

Is being a woman a “core of substance” that qualifies her to be president?

Don’t you someday want to see a woman president of the United States of America?

Is Dr. Carson a legitimate candidate? What substance or accomplishments make Hillary Clinton qualified to be president? Share and comment below.

Watch: Donald Trump Just Shattered A Record That Made Even MSNBC Say ‘That’s Incredible!’

Donald Trump had a record crowd in Springfield, Ill., Monday night, surpassing even a popular recording artist, which an MSNBC co-host called an “incredible fact.”

Morning Joe’s Willie Geist reported on the event, noting that the over 10,000 person crowd eclipsed the previous record held by Elton John at the venue. Former White House Director of Communications under George W. Bush Nicolle Wallace responded, “Pretty incredible fact,” while other panelists seemed to enjoy learning of the factoid as well. 

The Prairie Capital Convention Center hosted the most recent of Trump’s major campaign events. The facility is located mere blocks away from the childhood home of Abraham Lincoln, which is part of a downtown national park.

During his hour long speech, the billionaire candidate hit on a number of topics, including Republican rival Ben Carson and Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Trump noted that it is a very interesting election cycle when you have a candidate like Carson saying the media lied about him, when they reported he did not stab someone. “If they said I did not do it, I’d be so happy,” Trump told the crowd. “This is the only election in history, where you’re better off if you stab somebody. What are we coming to?”

As reported by Western Journalism, the billionaire candidate also went after Clinton, promising that if he becomes president, her alleged criminal wrongdoing will be investigated. “If we had honest government, Hillary wouldn’t be allowed to run,” he said, adding, “Hillary is running for a lot of reasons—one of ’em is because she wants to stay out of jail.”

h/t: The Gateway Pundit

Watch: The 6-Second Moment Huge Dem Event Gets Crashed By Something They NEVER Saw Coming

While campaigning Friday at Winthrop University in South Carolina, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, took his message to a group he knew needed to hear it — a gaggle of Democrats gathered for an MSNBC presidential forum.


“Senator Paul will happily take his message of liberty and opportunity to every corner of this land,” said Sergio Gor, spokesman for the Kentucky Republican. “It was only right that the voters of South Carolina hear from someone who’s not a socialist or corrupted.”

Paul, who had spent the day at various forums, conducted a number of interviews at the Democratic event. Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were in attendance.

He received hoots from Clinton supporters when he appeared on Hardball.

“I think Hillary Clinton is a neocon,” Paul told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews. He termed her foreign policy stance “a recipe for disaster.”

“She supported the war in Iraq, in Afghanistan,” Paul said. “If Hillary Clinton is president, we will be back at war in the Middle East.”

Paul had earlier told students that Republicans and Democrats share the blame for the nation’s fiscal policy ills.

“There is a vocal group in the GOP that wants a blank check for the military and Democrats who want a blank check for welfare. It’s an unholy alliance to spend money,” he said.

Giving more power to states ends the federal spending spree, Paul said.

“States don’t have printing presses, they have to spend what they collect,” he said.

Paul also criticized Sanders’ socialist proposals.

“There is nothing for free – there is no free lunch,” Paul said, according to the Charlotte Observer. “If someone offers you something for free, treat them like a drug dealer and walk the other way.”

h/t: TheBlaze