When it came time to vote for the S.A.F.E. act in the House this week, a large number of Democrats chose to give into fear and vote for the bill that would make it all but impossible to bring refugees into the country.

House Democrats argued that the White House had not made a convincing enough argument against the bill, despite President Obama’s speeches and vows to veto the bill.

Obama’s speech below had been directed at Republicans who were extremely vocal against Syrian refugees after the Paris attacks, but we suppose that Obama might as well have been talking to his own party after Thursday’s vote.

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Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com