Stephen Colbert Blasts GOP for Refusing Syrian Refugees (Video)

“Late Show” host rips Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz for suggesting America should only accept Christians

Stephen Colbert took the GOP to task on Thursday for calling on the U.S. to refuse Syrian refugees.

Colbert was unimpressed with U.S. House of Representatives, which passed a bill requiring intense scrutiny of any refugees coming from Syria.

The bill is called the American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act, or ASAFEA. “Because under the law, no one with a name like [ASAFEA] will be allowed in the┬ácountry,” Colbert said.

Colbert also took issue with the plan proposed by both Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz, who suggested that only Christian Syrians be allowed into the country and not Muslim Syrians.

“Like the plaque on the Statue of Liberty says,” Colbert said. “Give us your tired, your poor, mostly Christians, and maybe one or two Indian guys with engineering degrees.”

Watch the video.