Following the Paris attacks on Friday that left 129 dead and 352 wounded, McCain blamed President Barack Obama’s “failed, feckless foreign policy” for placing “the world in more crises than any time since World War II,” McCain told John Catsimatidis, host of “The Cats Roundtable” on AM 970 in New York.
“I am sure that [Abu Bakr al] Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS (the Islamic State), has already told some of these young men, go into the refugee flow and call us when you get to Berlin, New York, Paris, wherever it is,” McCain said.
Officials believe ISIS is responsible for the coordinated attack in Paris, and at least one of the attackers is thought to have entered Europe as a Syrian refugee. That has led New York Rep. Pete King and presidential candidates Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, both U.S. senators, to call for the halt to the influx of Syrian refugees into the United States.
McCain said the United States must be “very, very careful … Our hearts go out to them, but we can’t endanger the security of the United States of America.”
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