Key Capitol Hill Hearings CSPAN June 14, 2016 2:01am-2:34am EDT
the attack on the pulse nightclub in orlando florida was the worst terrorist strike on our soil since september 11. and the worst mass shooting in our country's history. 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 and 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 that we all
observe a moment of silence for the victims of this attack. [no audio] 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 imagine. this is a very dark moment in america's history. a radical islamic terrorist target of the nightclub not only because he wanted to kill americans but in order to execute gay and lesbian citizens because of their sexual orientation. it is a strike at the heart and soul of who we are as a nation. an assault on the ability of
free people to live their lives and love who they want and express their identity. it is 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 on america as one united people. with force and purpose and determination. but the current politically correct response cripples our ability to talk and to think and act clearly. we're not talking clearly. we've got problems. if we don't get tough and smart, and do it fast, we are not going to have our country anymore. there will be nothing left. the killer whose name i will not use was born in afghan of afghan parents who emigrated to the
united states. his father offered support for the afghan taliban. a regime that murders those who don't share the radical views. the father even said he was running for president of afghanistan. the only reason the killer was in this country was because we allowed his family to come here. that is a fact and it is a fact we need to talk about. we have a dysfunctional immigration system that does not permit us to know who we let into our country. it does not permit us to protect our citizens properly. we have an incompetent administration and if i am elected president that will not change over the next four years. we have an administration that
will not change. if i get in there it is going to change quickly. we are going from totally incompetent to just the opposite believe me. [applause] 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 scorn and anger. i was right to do so and although the pauses temporary we must find out what is going on. we have to do it. it will be lifted this ban when we are in a position to properly and perfectly screen these people coming into our country.
they are pouring in and we don't know what
were doing. the immigration laws of the united states give the president power to suspend entry into the country of any class of persons. it is to be determined by the president. for the interest of the united states. as he or she deems inappropriate. hopefully it is he in this case. [applause] 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.
[applause] we have no choice. after a long overdue security assessment, we will develop a responsible immigration policy that serves the interests and values of america. [applause] we cannot continue to allow thousands upon thousands of people to pour into our country many of whom had the same thought process as this savage killer. many of the principles of radical islam are incompatible with western values and institutions. [applause] remember this, radical islam is anti-woman, anti-gay, and anti-american.
[applause] i refused 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. [applause] this is not just a national security issue. it is 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. [applause]
we need to tell the truth about how radical islam is coming to our shores. and it is coming. we are importing radical islamic terrorism into the west through a failed immigration system and through intelligence community held back by our president. even our own fbi director has admitted that we cannot effectively check the backgrounds of the people we are letting into america. all of the september 11 hijackers were issued visas. large numbers of somali refugees in minnesota have tried to join isis. the boston bombers came here to
get political asylum. the male shooter in san bernardino was the child of immigrants from pakistan and he brought his wife the other terrorists from saudi arabia through another one of our easily exploited visa programs. immigration from afghanistan into the united states has 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 from other countries in the region and they share these oppressive views and values. we want to remain a free and open society. if we do, we have to control our borders. we have to control them now, not
later. [applause] yes hillary clinton for months and despite so many attacks repeatedly refused to even say the words radical islam. it's a challenge for yesterday. and guess what. she will probably say them. she probably has said that but let's see what happens. she really has no choice. she supports so much of what is wrong with this country. and what is going wrong with our country at our borders. she has no clue what radical islam is and she won't speak honestly about it if she does in fact know. she is in total denial after continuing reluctance to even name the enemy broadcasts weakness across the entire world. true weakness.
[applause] i don't know if you know this, just a few weeks before the san bernardino slaughter she 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 speaking. she says the solution is to ban guns. they tried that in france which has some of the toughest gun laws anywhere in the world. and 130 people were brutally murdered by islamic terrorists 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. [applause] she wants to take away americans guns and then admit the very people who want to slaughter us. let them come into the country. let them have all the fun they want. i will be meeting with the nra which is given me the earliest endorsement in a presidential race. to discuss how to ensure that americans have the means to protect themselves in this age of terror. i will be always defending the second amendment. [applause] thank you. the bottom line is that hillary supports policies that bring the threat of radical islam into
america and allow it to grow overseas and it is growing. in fact hillary clinton's catastrophic immigration plan will bring the vastly more radical islamic immigration into this country, threatening not only our society and our entire way of life. when it comes to radical islamic terror, ignorance is not bliss. it is deadly. totally deadly. the obama administration with the support of hillary clinton and others has also damage your security by restraining our intelligence gathering and we have no intelligence gathering information. we need this information so badly. he stopped it. we don't have the support of the law enforcement system because obama is not letting them do their jobs. they are not being allowed to do their jobs.
they can do it well, better than anybody. we needed new leader. we need a new leader fast. [applause] they have put political correctness above common sense, above your safety and a ball of all else. i refused to be politically correct. [applause] i want to do the right thing, i want to straighten things out and i want to make america great again. [applause] the days of deadly ignorance will end. they will end soon if i am elected. as president i will give our intelligence community law enforcement and military the tools they need to prevent terror attacks. they don't have those tools now.
we need an intelligence gathering system second to none. second to none. that includes better cooperation between state and local and federal officials and with our allies. i will have an attorney general and the director of national intelligence and the secretary of defense who knows how to fight the war on radical islamic terrorism. they will have the support that they need to get the job done right. not like it is now. 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 immigrants charged with
terrorist activities inside the united states since september 11. nearly a year ago the senate subcommittee asked president obama's department of justice and state 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 11. it is 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. [applause]
we have to screen out to know whether they are affiliated with or supporting radical groups and beliefs. we have to control the amount of future immigration into this country. we have to prevent large pockets of radicalization from forming inside america. not complicated. every single event even a single individual can be devastating. all you have to do is take a look at what happened in orlando and what happened in other cases. just one person. can you imagine what they'll do in large groups? which we are allowing outcome here. our president doesn't know what he's doing. he has failed us and he has failed us badly. under his leadership the
situation will not get any better, it will only get worse. as in saying that for a long time. each year the united states permanently admits 100,000 immigrants from the middle east and many more from muslim countries outside the middle east. our government has been admitting ever-growing numbers year after year without any effective plan for our own security. clinton's state department was in charge of the admission process for people applying to enter from overseas. having learned nothing from these attacks? she now plans to massively increase in vision without a screening plan including a five hundred percent increase in syrian refugees coming into our country. tell me, how stupid is that? this could be a better bigger more horrible version than the legendary trojan horse ever was.
under the clinton plan, you would 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. they are trying to take over our children and convince them how wonderful isis is and how wonderful islam is and we don't know what 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 screen these people. why don't we have an effective screening system? we are being left out all around 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 millions of dollars long-term. would this be money better spent rebuilding america for our current population including the many poor people already living here. we have 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. we don't know what they are planning. we won't unless we have proper supervision and proper leadership. in which case they are out of here. what i want is common sense. i want to mainstream immigration policy that promotes american
values. that is the choice i put before the american people. designs to benefit america or hillary clinton's radical immigration policy designed to benefit quickly correct special interests. that's all it is. we have to get smart and tough and vigilant and we got to do it now. later is too late. it will be too late for our country. the media talks about homegrown terrorism. but islamic radicalism and the networks that nurture it our imports from overseas. whether you like it or what you don't like it. there are many can radicalize people already inside our country as a result of the poor policies of the past.
the whole point is that we will be much, it will be easier to deal with our current problems if we don't keep on bringing in people who add to the problem. that's what they're doing. we're letting all these people, hundreds of thousands of people come in and all they are doing is adding to this incredible problem that we have. for instance, the controversial mosque attended by the boston bombers had as its founder and immigrants from overseas charged in an assassination plot. this shooter in orlando was the child of an immigrant who supported one of the most repressive regimes on earth. why would we admit people who support violence and 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 extremists into our country.
and they suppressed women and gays and anyone else who doesn't share their views or values. [applause] she can't have it both ways. she can't claim to be supporting these communities are trying to increase the number of people coming in who want to oppress the 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? ask yourself who is really the lgbtd of women and the community? donald trump with actions or hillary clinton with her words? i will tell you who the better
friend is and sunday i believe that will be proven out bigly. [applause] by the way, the lgbt community -- what happened to them is so said. to be thinking about whether policies are currently with this administration is a disgrace to the community, i will tell you right now. clinton wants to allow radical islamic terrorists to pour into our country. they enslave women and murder gays. i don't want them in our country. [applause] immigration is a privilege and we should not let anyone into this country who does not support our communities, all of our trinity's, every single one of them. already admitted
four times more immigrants than any country on earth, anybody on the world. at least because we don't even know who is coming in and we continue to admit millions more without checks or screening. not surprisingly come wages for our workers have not budged in a most 20 years. you wonder why we get the grounds? we get the tremendous support? you wonder why we have more votes than any republican in any primary in the history of the republican party? take a look at that, take a look at the wages. for 18 years, they have been stagnant. whether it is a matter of national security or financial security, we cannot afford to keep going like this, cannot afford it. we $19 trillion in debt and no longer have any options. our communities from all backgrounds are ready for relief.
this is not an active offense against anyone. it is really an act of defense. i want us all, all of us, to work together. we have to form a partnership with our muslim community. we have muslim communities that are great and we have to form that partnership. now, the muslim community is, importantly, they have to work with us, work with law enforcement in turn in the people who they know are there. they have to do it and fort with. i want to fix our schools, our bridges and our jobs market, we will have it rocket again. we will make great trade deals, but i want every american succeed, including muslims. the muslims have to work with us. i have to work with us. they know what is going on. they know he was bad. the new the people in san bernardino were bad, but you know what?
they did not turn them in and we had death and the structure. hillary clinton want to empty out the treasury to bring people into the country which includes 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 of the assault. in san bernardino, as an new whatpeople was going on but used the excuse of racial profiling for not reporting it. they said we thought so but did not want to use racial profiling, which was probably there it's used by their lawyer. we need to know what the killer discuss with his relatives, parents, friends and associates. we need to know if he was affiliated with any radical
ands or radical activists why, if any, is there immigration status? we have to. know. we need to know if he traveled anywhere and who he traveled with. we need to know and make sure every single last person involved in this plan, including anyone who knew something but did not tell us is brought to justice so when people know what is going on and they don't tell us and we have an attack and people die, these people have to have consequences. big-time consequences. protectmust do more to its citizens. especially people who are
potential victims of crime based on their sexual orientation, as you just saw in orlando. change our foreign policy. the decision to overthrow the regime in libya and pushing for in overthrow of the regime syria among other things, without making plans for the day after, have created space for isis to expand and grow like never before. these actions along with our disastrous iran d.l. have reduced our ability to work with our muslim allies in the region. that is why our new goal must be defeat islamic terrorism. not nationbuilding. no more nationbuilding, it is never going to work. way, we spent almost $5 trillion over the year on trying to nation build in the has been a and it
complete and total disaster. we are further away now then we were 15 years ago. the last major nato mission was hillary clinton's war in libya. that mission helped unleash isis on a new continent. i said nato needs to change its focus and stop terrorism. we have to focus on terrorism in stop terrorism. since i raised that criticism, and it is ok, i got no credit minor but that is details. nato has released a new initiative, front page of the wall street journal a few days ago, focused on that. america must unite the whole civilized world in the fight terrorism.amic >> yes! ] pplause mr. trump: pretty much like we did with coming is them during the cold war.
we try to president obama's way. it does not work. he gave the world's apology tour. we got isis and many other problems in return. that's what we got. remember the famous apology tour. we are sorry for everything. i would like to conclude my remarks by expressing our solidarity with the people of orlando who have come under this horrific attack. president i pledge to defend a hand to attack all americans who live inside our borders. wherever they come from. reverend they were born. i do not care. all americans living here and following our laws, not other laws, will be protected. [applause] mr. trump thank you. thank you. we are going to be tough and we smart in and we
are going to do it right. america will be an open and tolerant society and america will also be a safe society. borders attect our home. we will defeat isis overseas, we have no choice. canill ensure every parent raise their children in peace and safety. a rich make america again. we will make america safe again. we will make america great again. thank you. thank you very much. thank you very much. thank you. thank you very much, everybody. appreciate it. thank you. [applause]