The municipal election cycle is over. Up next, the legislative election. Bridgeport Republican Town Chair John Slater isn’t wasting any time putting the city’s eight-member legislative delegation on the spot regarding their stance on Syrian refugees entering the state, an emotional issue that could find its way into state elections during a presidential year.
Statement from Slater:
Where do our local leaders stand on Refugees in Connecticut?
Since the recent attack in France, I’d like to know where the State Representatives and Senators from the City of Bridgeport stand on the placement of 1,600 Syrian refugees into the State of Connecticut.
It is not possible to ensure a 100% accurate “vetting” process to guarantee the absence of an allegiance to ISIS by any of these refugees. We cannot risk the lives of the Citizens of the State of Connecticut and the United States by allowing a safe haven for possible terrorists. For that reason I am completely opposed to Governor Malloy’s decision to welcome the refugees to our state. The Governor’s responsibility is to protect and work in the best interest of the people of Connecticut, not to put us at risk.
I hope it will not take an attack like the one in France for our Representatives to realize this.