CNN to Candidates: Doesn’t Bible Say You’re Hypocritical on Immigration?

During Tuesday’s debate, CNN featured a question suggesting that Republicans are biblical hypocrites when it comes to the issue of immigration. Co-moderator Wolf Blitzer played a video question from a woman named Carla Hernandez. She suggested, “I'm from the University of Texas at Austin and my question is directed to all the candidates. If the Bible clearly states that we need to embrace those in need and not fear, how can we justify not accepting refugees?"

Piling on, Blitzer chided, “Governor Christie you say there should be a pause in allowing new refugees to come into the United States, including orphans under the age of five. What do you say to Carla?” 


    
Earlier, co-debate moderator Hugh Hewitt wondered if Ben Carson is “tough” enough to kill thousands of children. 

A transcript of the question is below:

CNN Debate
12/15/15
10:34

WOLF BLITZER: We have another question from Facebook. Let's listen. 

CARLA HERNANDEZ: My name is Carla Hernandez. I’m from the University of Texas at Austin and my question is directed to all the candidates. If the Bible clearly states that we need to embrace those in need and not fear, how can we justify not accepting refugees? 

CNN GRAPHIC: If the Bible states we need to embrace those in need, how can we justify not accepting refugees? 

BLITZER: Governor Christie you say there should be a pause in allowing new refugees to come into the United States, including orphans under the age of five. What do you say to Carla? 

CHRIS CHRISTIE: What I say to Carla is that the first job of the president of the United States is to protect your safety and your security and the security and safety of your family. And this debate stops with me in the discussions with the FBI director. Now, listen, I'm a former federal prosecutor. I know Jim Comey. We worked together. He was the U.S. attorney in Manhattan when I was the U.S. attorney in New Jersey. And when Jim Comey gets up before Congress and says we cannot effectively vet these people, for me as president, that is the end of the conversation. We have to put America's security first. The American people, we on the stage need to open our ears. The American people are not whispering to us. They are screaming to us.

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