Key Capitol Hill Hearings CSPAN June 13, 2016 2:30pm-3:01pm EDT
hampshire to hear from the likely republican nominee, donald trump. >> this was going to be a speech on hillary clinton and all of the bad things that we know is going on and especially how poor she would do as president in these very, very troubled times of radical islamic terrorism. : tack on the pulse anything like the attack was the worst strike since september 11th and the worst mass shooting in the country's history.
so many people, i mean, just hard to believe but just so many people dead, so many people gravely injured, so much carnage, such a disgrace. the horror is beyond description. the families of these wonderful people are totally devastated and they will be forever. likewise our whole nation and, indeed, the whole world is devastated. we express our deepest sympathies to the victims, the wounded and their families. we mourn as one people for our nation's loss and pledge our support to any and all who need it. i would like to ask now that we all observe a moment of silence for the victims of this attack.
[silence] >> thank you. our nation stands together in solidarity with the members of orlando's lgbt community. they have been through something that nobody could ever experience. this is a very dark moment in america's history. a radical islamic terrorist targeted the nightclub not only because he we wanted to kill americans but in order to execute gay and lesbian citizens because of their sexual orientation, it's a strike of the heart and soul of who we are as a nation. ability of free people to live their lives, love who they want and express their identity. it's an attack on the right of every single american to live in peace and safety in their own
country. we need to respond to this attack in america as one united people with force, purpose and determination. but the current politically correct response cripples our ability to talk and to think and act clearly. we are not acting clearly, we are not talking clearly, we've got problems. if we don't get tough and if we don't get smart and fast, we're not going to have our country anymore. there will be nothing, absolutely nothing left. the killer whose name i will not use or ever say was born in afghan -- of afghan parents who immigrated to the united states. regime which murders those who don't share its cad ral views
and they murdered plenty. the father even said he was running for president of afghanistan. the bottom line that the killer was in america in the first place is because we allowed his family to come here. that is a fact and that's a fact that we need to talk about. we have a dysfunctional immigration system which does not permit us to know who we let in the country and does not permit to protect our citizens properly. we have an incompetent administration and if i'm elected president, that will not change, i will tell you, that will not change over the next four years. we have an administration that will not change, but if i get in there, it's going to change and it's going to change quickly. we are going from totally incompetent to just the opposite, believe me. [applause]
>> thank you. with 50 people dead and perhaps more ultimately and dozens more wounded, we cannot afford to talk around issues anymore. we have to address these issues head on. i called for a ban after san bernardino and was met with great anger, but now many years and i have to say many years but many are saying that i was right to do so and although the pause is temporary, we must find out what is going on. we have to do it. it will be lifted this ban when and as a nation we're in a position to properly and perfectly screen these people coming into our country. they're pouring in and we don't know what we're doing. the immigration laws of the united states give the president
powers to suspend entry into the country of any class of persons. now, any class it really is determined and to be determined by the president. for the interest of the united states and it's as he or she deems appropriate, hopefully it's he in this case. [cheers and applause] >> thank you. i will use this power to protect the american people. when i'm elected, i will suspend immigration from areas of the world where there is a proven history of terrorism against the united states, europe or our allies until we fully understand how to end these threats. after a full -- [cheers and applause] >> thank you. >> and by the way, we have no choice.
after full, partial and long overdue security assessment, we will develop a responsible immigration policy that serves the interest and values of america. [cheers and applause] >> we cannot continue to allow thousands upon, upon thousands of people to pour into the country, many of whom have the same thought process as this savage killer. many of the principles of radical islam are incompatible with western values and institutions. [cheers and applause] >> remember this radical islam is antiwomen, antigay and antiamerican. [applause] >> i refuse to allow america to become a place where gay people,
christian people, jewish people are targets of persecution and intimidation by radical islamic preachers of hate and violence. [cheers and applause] >> this is not just a national security issue, it's a quality of life issue. if we want to protect the quality of life for all americans, women and children, gay and straight, jews and christians and all people, then we need to tell the truth about radical islam and we need to do it now. [cheers and applause] >> we need to tell the truth also about how radical islam is coming to our shores. and it's coming. with these people, folks, it's coming.
[applause] >> we are boarding islamic terrorism into the west through a failed immigration system and through an intelligence community held back by our president. even our own fbi director has admitted that we cannot effectively check the backgrounds of people we are letting into america. all of the september 11th hijackers were issued visas, large numbers of somali refugees in minnesota have tried to join isis. the boston bombers came here through political asylum. the male shooter in san bernardino, again whose name i will not mention, was the child of immigrant from pakistan and he brought his wife, the other terrorist from saudi arabia through another one of our easily exploited visa programs. [applause] >> immigration from afghanistan into the united states is
increased nearly fivefold in just one year.
according to pew research, 99% of the people in afghanistan support oppressive sharia law. we admit many more and that's just the way it is, we admit many more from other countries in the region and i will tell you what, they share these oppressive views and values. we want to remain a free and open society, then and if we do we have to control our borders, we have to control and we have to control them now, not later, right now. [cheers and applause] >> thank you. >> yet hillary clinton for months and despite so many attacks repeatedly refused to even say the words radical islam
until i challenged her yesterday and guess what, she will probably say them, she sort of has said them but let's see what happens, she really has no choice but she doesn't want, however, she's really been forced and she has been forced to say these words, she supports and the reason is she supports so much of what is wrong and what is wrong with this country and what's going wrong with our country and our borders. she has no clue in my opinion what radical islam is and she won't speak about honestly about if she does, in fact, know, she's in total denial and continuing reluctance to ever name the enemy broadcast weakness across the entire world, true weakness. [applause] >> i don't know if you know that but just a few weeks before san bernardino, the slaughter,
that's all it was a slaughter, hillary clinton explained her refusal to say the words radical islam. here is what she said exact quote, muslims are peaceful and tolerant people and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism. that is hillary clinton. so she says the solution is to ban guns. they tried that in france, which is among the toughest gun laws anywhere in the world and 130 people were brutally murdered by islamic terrorist in cold blood. her plan is to disarm law abiding americans, abolishing the second amendment and leaving only the bad guys and terrorists with guns. no good. not going to happen, folks. not going to happen. [cheers and applause] >> not going to happen. thank you.
she wants to take away american's guns and then admit the very people that want to slaughter us, let them come into the country, we don't have guns, let them come in, let them have all the fun they want. i will be meeting with the nra which has given me the early endorsement in the presidential race to discuss how to ensure americans have the means to protect themselves in this age of terror. i will be always defending the second amendment. [cheers and applause] >> thank you. thank you. the bottom line is hillary supports policies that bring the threat of radical islam in america and allow it to grow overseas and it is growing. in fact, hillary clinton's immigration plan will bring vastly more radical islamic
immigration into this country, threatening not only our society but our entire way of life. when it comes to radical islamic terrorism, ignorance is not bliss, it's deadly, totally deadly. the obama administration with the support of hillary clinton and others has also damaged our security by retraining our intelligence, gathering -- we have just no intelligence gathering information, we need this information so badly and he stopped it, we don't have the support. we don't have the support of the law enforcement system because obama is not letting them do their job. they are not being allowed to do their job and they can do it well better than anybody, we need a new leader, we need a new leader fast. [cheers and applause] >> thank you.
they have put political correctness above common sense, above your safety and above all else. i refuse to be politically correct. [cheers and applause] >> i want to do the right thing, i want to straighten things out and i want to make america great again. [cheers and applause] >> the days of deadly ignorance will end and they will end soon if i'm elected. as president, i will give our intelligence community, law enforcement and military the tools they need to prevent terrorist attacks. they don't have those tools now. [applause] >> we need an intelligence gathering system second to none, second to none, that includes
cooperation between state, local and federal officials and with allies, i will have attorney general, a director of national intelligence and secretary of defense who will know how to fight the war on radical islamic terrorism. [cheers and applause] >> and they will have the support that they need to get the job done right, not like it is right now. not right. [applause] >> we also must ensure the american people are provided the information they need to understand the threat. the senate subcommittee on immigration has already identified hundreds of immigrant charged with terrorist activities inside the united states in september 11th, nearly a year ago the senate subcommittee as president obama's department of justice stay and homeland security to
provide the immigration history of all terrorists inside the united states, these departments refused to comply, nobody even knows why, they refused to comply. president obama must release the full and complete immigration histories of all individuals implicated in terrorist activities of any kind since september 11th, so important. the public has a right to know how these people got here, how they came onto this great land, why are they here? [cheers and applause] >> we have to screen applicants to know whether they are affiliated with or supporting radical groups and believes, very simple. we have to control the amount of future immigration into this country and we have to prevent
large pockets of radicalization from forming inside america. [cheers and applause] >> not complicated. every -- and just think of this, take a look, every single event even a single individual can be devastating and all you have to do is take a look at what happened in orlando and what happened in other cases, just a single event and just one person, can you imagine what they'll do in large groups which we are allowing to come here. truly our president doesn't know what he's doing. he's failed us and he's failed us badly and under his leadership this situation will not get any better, it will only get worse and i've
been saying that for a long time. each year the united states permanently admits 100,000 immigrant from the middle east and many more from muslim
countries outside of the middle east. our government has been admitting ever-growing numbers year after year without
any effective plan for our own security. in fact, clinton state department was in charge of admissions and the admission process for people applying to enter from overseas. having learned nothing from these attacks, she now plans to massively increase admissions without a screening plan including a 500% increase in syrian refugees coming into our country. tell me, tell me how stupid is that. this could be a better, bigger, more horrible version than the legendary trojan horse ever was. all together under the clinton plan, you'd be admitting hundreds of thousands of refugees from the middle east with no system to vet them or to
prevent the radicalization of the children and
their children. not only their children, by the way, they're trying to take over our children and convince them how wonderful isis is and how wonderful islam is and we don't know what's happening. the burden is on hillary clinton to tell us why she believes immigration from these dangerous countries should be increased without any effective system to really just screen, we are not screening people. so why don't we have an effective screening system. we don't, we are being laughed autoall over the world. the burden is on hillary clinton to tell us why we should admit anyone into our country who supports violence of any kind against gay and lesbian americans, the burden is on hillary clinton to tell us how she will pay for it, her plan will cost hundreds of billions of dollars long term, wouldn't
this be money better spent rebuilding america for our current population including the many poor people already living here. we have cities,
i have inner cities, we have poverty all over and this is how we are spending billions of dollars. we have to stop the tremendous flow of syrian refugees into the united states. we don't know who they are, they have no documentation and we don't know what they're planning and we won't unless we have proper supervision and proper leadership in which case they're out of here. what i want -- [applause] >> what i want is common sense. i want a mainstream immigration policy that promotes american values. that's a choice i put before the american people. a mainstream immigration policy designed to benefit america or hillary clinton's radical
immigration policy designed to benefit political special interest. that's all it is. we have to get smart and tough and vigilant and we have to do it now because later is too late, going to be too late for our country. the media talks about home-grown terrorism and the networks that nurture it are imports from overseas, whether you like it or you don't like that. yes, there are many radicalized people already inside the country as a result of poor policies of the past, but the whole point is that we will be much, much and it will be easier to deal with our current problem if we don't keep on bringing people who add to the problem and that's what they're doing, we are letting all of these
people hundreds of thousands of people come in and all they're doing is adding to this incredible problem we have. for instance, the controversial mosque attended by boston bombers head of founder, immigrant overseas charged in plot, this shooter and amazingly in orlando was the child of an immigrant father who supported one of the most repressive regimes on earth. why would we admit people who support violent hatred? hillary clinton can never claim to be a friend of the gay community as long as she continues to support immigration policies that bring islamic extremist to our country and who suppress women, gays and anyone else who doesn't share their views or values. [cheers and applause]
>> she can't have it both ways. she can't claim to be supportive of these communities while trying to increase the number of people coming in who want to oppress these same communities. how does this kind of immigration make our lives better? how does this kind of immigration make our country better? why does hillary clinton want to bring people in in vast numbers who reject our values? why? explain. ask yourself who is really the friend of women and the lb -- and lgbt community, donald trump with actions or hillary clinton with her words. i will tell you who the better friend is and some day i believe that will be proven out bigly. [cheers and applause]
>> and by the way the lgbt community is just what's happened to them is just so sad and to be thinking about where their policies are currently with this administration is a disgrace to have community, i will tell you right now. clinton wants to allow radical islamic terrorist to pour into our country. they enslave women and they murder gays. i don't want them in our country. [cheers and applause] >> immigration is a privilege and we should not let anyone into this country who doesn't support our communities, all of our communities, every single one of them. america is already admitted four times more immigrant than any country on earth, anybody in the world, four times more, at least because we don't even know who is coming in and we continue to admit millions more with no real
checks or scrutiny. not surprisingly wages for our workers haven't budged in almost 20 years. you wonder why we get the crowds, you wonder why we get the tremendous support, you wonder why i've gotten more votes than any republican in the history of the republican party, take a look at that, take a look at your security but take a look at the wages. for 18 years they've been stagnant, they've even gone down. whether it's a matter of financial security, we can't afford it. we owe $19 trillion in debt and no longer have any options. our communities from all backgrounds are ready for some relief. this is not an act of offense against anyone, it's really an act of defense. i want us all -- all of us to work together, we have to form a partnership with our muslim communities, we have muslim
communities in this country that are great and we have to form that partnership. now, the muslim community so importantly, they have to work with us, they have to cooperate with law enforcement and turn in the people who they know are bad and they know it, and they have to do it and they have to do it forthwith. i want to fix our schools and bridges and our job's market we are going to have it rocket again. i want every american to succeed including muslims, but the muslims have to work with us. they have to work with us. they know what's going on. they know that he was bad, they knew the people in san bernardino were bad, but you know what, they didn't turn them in and we had death and destruction. hillary clinton wants to empty out the treasury to bring people into the country that include individuals who preach hate against our citizens.
i want to protect our citizens, all of our citizens, the terrorist attack on pulse nightclub demands a full and complete investigation into every single aspect. in san bernardino as an example, people who know what was going on, they knew exactly, they used the excuse of racial profiling for not reporting it. they said, we thought so but we didn't want to use racial profiling which is probably an excuse given to them by their lawyer so they don't get in trouble. we need to know what they discuss with parents, friends and associates. we need to know if he was affiliated with any radical mosques or radical activists and what, if any, is there immigration status. we have to know and we have to know fast. we need to know if he traveled
anywhere and who he traveled with. we need to know and we need to make sure every single last person involved in this plan, including anyone who knew something but didn't tell us is brought to justice. so when people know what's going on and they don't tell us and we have an attack and people die, these people have to have consequences. big consequences. [applause] >> america must do more, much more to protect its citizens specially people who are potential victims of crimes based on their backgrounds or sexual orientation as you just saw in orlando. it also means we must change our foreign policy. the decision to overthrow the regime in libya, then pushing for the overthrow of the regime in syria, among other things,
without plans for the day after, have created space for isis to expand and grow like nobody has ever seen before. these actions along with our disastrous iran deal have also reduced our ability to work in partnership with our muslim allies in the region. that is why our new goal must be to defeat islamic terrorism, not nation building, no more nation building, it's never going to work. ..