The casualties from the terrorist attacks in France on Nov. 13 are still being counted, the French government is investigating exactly who is responsible, and President Obama is still gathering facts (video below), but Republican Rep. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina is already blaming refugees fleeing terrorism in Syria.
Duncan tweeted, "How's that Syrian refugee resettlement look now? How about that mass migration into Europe? Terrorism is alive & well in the world. #No."
In response to criticism on Twitter, Duncan fired back, "ISIS has said they will exploit the migration crisis. FBI confirms we can't vet the Syrian refugees. I don't want them here."
He added, "so you want un-vetted Syrians refugees, who ISIS said they will exploit, living in your neighborhood? FBI says no way to vet."
Fox News host Monica Crowley was upset that President Obama refused to speculate before all the facts are known.
Crowley tweeted, "And most predictably, Obama doesn't want to 'speculate' about the attackers and their motive. Wake the bleep up!"
President Obama said:
I’m sure that in the days ahead we’ll learn more about exactly what happened, and my teams will make sure that we are in communication with the press to provide you accurate information. I don’t want to speculate at this point in terms of who was responsible for this. It appears that there may still be live activity and dangers that are taking place as we speak.
And so until we know from French officials that the situation is under control, and we have for more information about it, I don’t want to speculate.
Mediaite.com reports that conservative commentator Ann Coulter fired off numerous tweets against Muslims, French people and U.S. college students. She also claimed that Donald Trump has won the U.S. presidency.