Senator Scott Statement on Paris Attacks

WASHINGTON-U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) released the following statement in regards to the Paris attacks:

“As ISIS continues to wage a war based on their ideology of hate and brutality, I take heart in the reaction of the people of Paris. All weekend, they stood up and put ISIS on notice that they are not afraid, and stand together as one. I also commend President Hollande for taking quick action to bring the fight to ISIS, which absolutely must be done in order to eliminate these terrorists.

“President Obama must determine an actual strategy, working in partnership with our allies across Europe and in the Middle East, to bring an end to the ISIS threat. So far we have seen nothing of the sort from this White House, and nothing reaffirms that more than their decision to release more terrorists from Guantanamo Bay two days after the attacks in Paris.

“We must also suspend plans for admitting Syrian refugees to the United States until it is determined without a doubt that those seeking to come to the United States are of no danger to American citizens. My heart goes out to those families directly impacted by the crisis in Syria, however in absence of a fail-proof system we simply cannot put American lives at risk.

“The Paris attacks must serve as a wake up call to those who are not taking the threat of radical Islam seriously. It is time for the United States to step up and lead – we are seeing the tragic consequences of what happens when we don’t.”