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Clinton: US should admit 65,000 Syrian refugees

Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 00:56

In a wide-ranging TV interview, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton calls for the U.S. to begin immediately admitting 65,000 Syrian refugees. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful and former first lady Hillary Clinton made her first Sunday morning news talk show appearance in four years. In a wide-reaching interview on the CBS Face the Nation program, Clinton called for the U.S. to increase the number of Syrian refugees it has agreed to take in, and added that the process should start immediately. "We're facing the worst refugee crisis since the end of World War Two, and I think the United States has to do more, and I'd like to see us move from what is a good state with 10,000 to 65,000, and begin immediately to put into place the mechanisms for vetting those we would let in," Clinton said. When asked what she thought about the possibility that Vice President Joe Biden might enter the race, Clinton said that Biden needs space to decide on his own whether to run. "I just have the greatest respect and affection for him and I just think everybody ought to give him the space to decide what's best for him and his family," she said. Clinton, 67, a former secretary of state, U.S. senator and first lady, announced her candidacy in April. She is currently the presumed front-runner for the Democratic nomination. Her front-runner status has taken a beating over her use of a private email server while she was Obama's secretary of state. She has seen her support in polls tumble, creating a potential opening for Biden, 72, a former U.S. senator who became vice president when Obama became president in January 2009.

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Clinton: US should admit 65,000 Syrian refugees

Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 00:56