Although the Oklahoma governor has been supportive of the news, the Oklahoma Chairman of the Republican Party, John Bennett, has voiced his concerns over the screening process, or lack thereof.
KFORChairman John Bennett said “I was on the ground in Afghanistan and there is no way that we can properly vet these people,” Bennett said. “If the government says otherwise, they are lying to you.”
He later encouraged Oklahomans to call their elected officials and “tell them do not allow Afghan refugees into Oklahoma.”
Chairman John Bennett expressed his apprehension in an Oklahoma GOP video released Saturday.
Adam Soltani, the executive director of the designated terrorist group Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), has since responded to that video.
“What he’s doing is absolutely wrong,” Soltani said. “It’s putting people’s lives in danger, it’s basically spreading division when we need unity in our state and our country now more than ever.”