Ohio Gov. John Kasich ended up in the spotlight after details about the Ohio State attack revealed that the attacker was a Somali refugee who entered the state under the federal government’s refugee resettlement program.
That’s a program former GOP presidential hopeful Kasich supported, which allows thousands of refugees into Ohio.
Yesterday, the governor sent his “thoughts and prayers” to the victims, but that wasn’t enough to stop the online tirade he received for allowing refugees into the state.
Some called out the governor for forcing Ohio residents to accept the refugees.
Looks like Kasich will eat any and everything.
Idiot John Kasich shoves pancakes down his throat while shoving terrorists down Ohio's. pic.twitter.com/XHI1XjFHei
— Maggie. (@maggiefl1) November 28, 2016
Some pointed out the dangers of accepting refugees.
— Old Brown Shoe Navy (@classicNavalAir) November 28, 2016
Others put blame where they thought it was meant to be put and others refused to mince words.
@JohnKasich This is on you Johnny. You owe them all an apology. We now have PEOTUS who'll VET & stop the flow of radical Islamic refugees
— Susan Ferguson (@OhSusieCue) November 28, 2016
@JohnKasich this is your fault
— Steven Gray (@thebrick1) November 28, 2016
Kasich, a proponent of Obama’s refugee program, called President-elect Donald Trump’s position on Muslim immigration “excessive nationalism.”
“When I look at immigration, I look at a new level of energy. I look at immigration as an opportunity,” Kasich said in an interview with The Huffington Post last summer. “We want people to come to Ohio. We want to integrate these folks. We want them to become part of our economic dynamo.”
Unfortunately, these attacks are expected when refugees aren’t properly vetted.