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Chuck Schumer Favored Pausing Refugee Influx in 2015

Chuck Schumer Favored Pausing Refugee Influx in 2015

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By    |   Monday, 30 January 2017 10:19 PM EST

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer became emotional on Sunday when he criticized President Donald Trump's 90-day ban on immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries. 

 

 

But the New York Democrat was singing a different tune in 2015 after a series of deadly terror attacks in Paris.

Schumer broke with most of his party, saying a pause in Syrian refugees might be called for, The Hill reported at the time.

"We're waiting for the briefing [with then-President Barack Obama] tomorrow, a pause may be necessary," Schumer said. "We're going to look at it."

On Sunday, Schumer choked back tears as he read a statement about Trump's executive order putting a 90-day stay on immigration from seven countries with terror ties.

"This executive order was mean-spirited and un-American," Schumer said.

Trump questioned the sincerity of Schumer's emotional display on Monday, calling them "fake tears" and adding, "I'm going to ask him who is his acting coach, because I know him very well. I don't see him as a crier."

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer became emotional on Sunday when he criticized President Donald Trump's 90-day ban on immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries.
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