The foreign policy of US President Barack Obama and his former secretary of state Hillary Clinton has resulted in the wider Middle East literally spinning out of control, Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence alleged on Sunday.
“The foreign policy of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton has resulted in the wider Middle East literally spinning out of control. I mean, we’ve seen Syria imploding into civil war, Libya imploding into civil war,” the Indiana Governor told NBC.
“We have entire countries in that region of the world and territories that have been compromised by terrorism. I think what Donald Trump has said is that we have to immediately suspend immigration from any countries that have been compromised by terrorism,” he said in response to a question on the immigration policy of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced earlier this week.
“Hillary Clinton wants to increase Syrian refugees to this country by 550 per cent. Donald Trump and I believe that we should suspend the Syrian refugee program…and create, working with Arab countries, to create safe zones for people to be able to escape those war-torn areas,” he said.
“But to continue to allow people into this country when our own Homeland Security, our own FBI says we can’t know for certain who these people are, is putting safety and security of the American people second to the agenda to the UN or the liberals in this country. And Donald Trump is just simply not going to do that,” Pence asserted.
He said the Trump campaign has always been propelled by a movement of the American people.
Earlier this week, Pence alleged that the release of FBI report on Clinton is just more evidence that she is the most dishonest candidate for President of the United States since Richard Nixon.
“What’s evident from the notes, what’s evident from all of the revelations over the last several weeks, is that Hillary Clinton operated in such a way to keep her e-mails — and particularly her interactions — while secretary of state with The Clinton Foundation out of the public reach, out of public accountability,” he said.
“The issue here is not one of information that was not available or that the incomprehensible decision that she made as secretary of state and to have a private server in her home, 11 different BlackBerrys and mobile devices, but really rather it’s all — goes to the question of why did she do that,” Pence said.
“The other e-mails that have come out in the last several weeks really give evidence to the fact that it was all in an effort to paper over and conceal a pay-to-play process that was underway while she was secretary of state,” he added.