Rand Paul: No More Arm Sales To Middle East Until They Start Accepting Refugees


Republican presidential candidate Senator Rand Paul talks about the showdown over the Syrian refugee crisis and what to do with those seeking safe haven with Jenna Lee on FOX News today. Paul said the United States should not participate in any future arm sales with Middle Eastern countries -- particularly the Gulf States -- that refuse to take in the refugees.

SEN. RAND PAUL: You don't have the right to be an American citizen. Most people don't realize this but refugees come here and immediately are put on welfare. There are whole agencies set up to put them in government housing, government cash assistance and they're basically put into our welfare programs...

One of the biggest supporters of Sunni terrorism in the world is Saudi Arabia, Qatar is up there, UAE is up there. Sometimes government, sometimes private donors. What I would say is no more sales of any arms to these countries until they start accepting refugees. The Gulf states have poured gasoline on this fire, they have not taken a refugee. Iran has not taken in refugees and they've been an arsonist in this situation as well. So those who live there need to step up and we need to say we're not going to sell arms to you anymore if you're not willing to do your fair share.

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