This article appeared on PolitiFact.com on Sept. 29, 2016.
Gov. Rick Scott backed up Donald Trump’s first presidential debate performance, praising the Republican nominee and lamenting that Hillary Clinton wasn’t pressed hard enough on her policy positions.
In a Sept. 27 Facebook post touting an ad from the pro-Trump Rebuilding America Now PAC, Scott declared the real estate mogul “the winner in last night’s debate because he is the candidate for change.”
“The biggest loser was the American people,” Scott wrote, “because we never got to hear a vigorous conversation about why Hillary set up an illegal email server for classified information or why she wants to bring in thousands of refugees to America from all around the world without any kind of security screening.”
We’ll set aside the email controversy and focus on the assertion about vetting refugees. Does Clinton want to bring in thousands of foreigners with no background checks at all?
She does want to allow refugees into America, although the figures are up for debate — but the idea that there will be no security screening is wrong. Continue reading