Idaho Legislator Wants Special Session to 'Address Refugee Crises' 

click to enlarge Rep. Heather Scott (R-Blanchard). - IDAHO LEGISLATURE
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  • Rep. Heather Scott (R-Blanchard).


Assuming Blanchard House Republican Heather Scott has access to intelligence that is contrary to the U.S. State Department or White House, the northern Idaho lawmaker insists the recent terrorist attacks in Paris are directly linked to "our door step in Idaho."

In particular, Scott said America's compassion for what she calls "legitimate" refugees is compromised by an "Islamic agenda of domination and takeover."

In the wake of an announcement Nov. 16 from Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter, as well as the Gem State's entire congressional delegation, calling for President Barack Obama to curb refugee resettlement programs, Scott piled on with her own statement, which accuses Obama of "deliberately flooding America with Islamic refugees while paying lip service to states' resources and national security."

Scott even took Otter to task for not taking a stronger stance. She wrote Otter's "language lacks the strong, unequivocal approach expressed by other states exercising their state sovereignty in the crisis situation we may face."

Scott rallied her constituents to call Otter's office to "instruct him to draft another letter to President Obama with stronger language," and even go so far as to convene a special session of the Idaho Legislature "to draft emergency legislation to address the refugee crises."


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