From the November 16 edition of Fox News' The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson:
GRETCHEN CARLSON: Mercedes, a lot of issues to tackle here. Can we actually vet the Syrian refugees coming into this country?
MERCEDES SCHLAPP: You know, I don't think our immigration system is equipped to vet these individuals coming into our nation. We can barely keep track of those individuals who are crossing the border illegally, many of them who go into the shadows and we never hear from. So, again, we are in a situation where our system is archaic, where it doesn't have the capability to vet these individuals, and Senator Marco Rubio makes a good point. I mean, are we going to call Syria and tell them, okay, give us the background information on them? I think this is just something that, as you can tell, over 11 governors right now are basically saying, keep these Syrian refugees out. We need to fix our border here in the United States. Fix our system here in the United States before allowing Syrian refugees to come in.
CARLSON: Mercedes, I want you to listen to Jeb Bush again because he was asked this morning about whether or not we should be profiling more. Listen to this.
[BEGIN CLIP OF JEB BUSH]
JEB BUSH: Yeah. I mean, absolutely. That's what screening is. We should be profiling, of course we should. This is Islamic terrorism. The Democrats have no clue about this or they just refuse to call it what it is. These are Islamic terrorists trying to take out our country and destroy western civilization.
CARLSON: So, Mercedes, are we going to actually start doing that now?
SCHLAPP: You know, I know that's not politically correct, but at this point we need to do what is in the best interest of the security of our nation, and if that means that we need to ensure that we screen the Muslims that are coming into this country, that has to be put on the table. And I don't think that we can just ignore that fact. It's not the Christians that are blowing up concert halls and cafes in Paris. There is Islamic radical jihadists who are causing this destruction. They have twisted the religion of Islam. And I can assure you that here are Muslims that agree with me.
CARLSON: Eboni, do you agree with that?
WILLIAMS: I was going to say I actually agree with Mercedes on this. Because it's not politically incorrect to do criminal profiling, racial profiling yes, religious profiling, sure it's inappropriate. But criminal profiling? I was a criminal defense lawyer. That is a very effective, useful and powerful tool when we are trying to get to the root of criminal activities. And it's not just religion or just race. It's those things but also behaviors, patterns. Several things we should be looking at. And I agree with Mercedes. Every weapon in our arsenal needs to be used and at our full disposal at this point. Absolutely.