Trump backtracked on his idea to register Muslims saying it really just applies to Syrian refugees. All this is coming up because Republicans – and some Democrats – are dissatisfied with how President Obama is handling the fight against ISIS.
The President arrived from Asia just after midnight.
Even Democrats are questioning if he’s sending enough troops in Syria to fight ISIS. “A group of 50 is fine for what they’re doing so far, but it’s not going to solve the problem,” said Senator Dianne Feinstein, (D) California.
Republicans want more boots on the ground. “This is not a return to Iraq. We’re not talking about 100,000 people or 50,000 armed soldiers,” said Marco Rubio, (R) Presidential Candidate.
The most controversial ideas – from Donald Trump waterboarding a database to register Syrian refugees and monitoring Muslim mosques. Here in the U.S. “We have no choice. We have no idea who’s being sent in here,” said Donald Trump (R) Presidential Candidate.
“We should monitor anything — Mosques, church, school, you know, shopping center where there is a lot of radicalization going on,” said Dr. Ben Carson, (R) Presidential Candidate.
Republican presidential candidates disagree on how far to go. “Should we target mosques and have a database of Muslims? Absolutely not,” said Rand Paul, (R) Presidential Candidate.
“The idea that we’re going to repel an entire group of people on the basis of their religion? It’s nonsense,” said John Kasich, (R) Presidential Candidate.
And it’s far from settled – in Washington or on the campaign trail.
In fact, Marco Rubio’s first national T.V. air debuts tomorrow. His focus: ISIS.