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Let Syrian refugees into U.S. only with strict vetting, Alan Grayson and Patrick Murphy say

via @learyreports

The two leading Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate remain open to the U.S. accepting Syrian refugees but only with extensive vetting.

Rep. Alan Grayson "supports President Obama’s policy on accepting immigrants from Syria," spokesman Ken Scudder told the Tampa Bay Times. "Like the President, the Congressman feels that these refugees should be thoroughly vetted before being admitted into the U.S."

Rep. Patrick Murphy released a statement. "Our number one priority is always to keep the American people safe. We need incredibly tough safety and security requirements on any refugees entering our country in order to protect our nation. As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, I am working closely with my colleagues and national security officials to make sure we prioritize the safety of all American citizens while still allowing America to be a beacon of freedom around the world."

--ALEX LEARY, Tampa Bay Times