Its absolutely necessary, Kelly said in a radio interview aired Sunday on The Cats Roundtable with host John Catsimatidis on AM 970. I think it is necessary in this day and age. Trump enraged civil libertarians a year ago by calling for an outright ban on Muslims entering the nation, following the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Calif., that resulted in the deaths of 14 state workers at a holiday party. Trump has since walked back his controversial statement, and is now calling for extreme vetting of Muslims coming to the United States. he has a good pointKelly said he believes most Americans agree with Trumps stance. Certainly, I think the public wants a higher degree of comfort as to whos coming in at this time, and I think we are going to have to devote additional resources to examining the backgrounds of individuals coming in, where they live, where their relatives are, Kelly said. I think its absolutely necessary to do a much deeper dive on peoples backgrounds. Kelly also spoke favorably of Trumps pro-police stance. Hopefully, well see in the next year or so a turnaround as far as proactive policing is concerned, Kelly said. Gothams former top cop also defended his departments monitoring of Muslim communities. check thisHe lashed out at critics who said the Demographics Unit, disbanded in 2014, didnt lead to any real arrests, calling those critiques straw-man arguments.
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