Obama: GOP's Anti-Syrian Refugee Attitude 'Needs To Stop'

November 18, 2015 3:29 AM

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Barack Obama is accusing Republicans who oppose allowing Syrian refugees into the U.S. of being scared of widows and orphans. He says the political posturing "needs to stop."

Obama is addressing calls from GOP leaders for an immediate, temporary closure of America's borders to Syria refugees. He says those Republicans "think they're so tough."

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