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Roanoke Mayor Makes the Most Appalling Argument Yet for Rejecting Syrian Refugees

| Wed Nov. 18, 2015 5:35 PM EST

Here is Mayor David Bowers of Roanoke, Virginia—a member of Hillary Clinton's Virginia Leadership Council—making perhaps the worst argument we've seen yet for rejecting Syrian refugees:

A take so bad that it prompted this member of Congress to weigh in:

 

Update: Bowers is off the Clinton team as of Wednesday afternoon.

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