Fox News host Megyn Kelly and author Brad Thor pushed back against reports that the Obama administration has been "deliberately ignoring" the social media accounts of foreigners who are applying to come into the United States.
"Tonight we learn that the Obama administration has been deliberately ignoring evidence related to whether those seeking entry into this country mean to do Americans harm, out of a desire to be politically correct," Kelly said at the opening of her show.
She said that San Bernardino shooter Tashfeen Malik — despite keeping her accounts private — had openly shared her views with friends on social media, with Kelly explaining her belief that it makes sense for the government to be reviewing social media profiles.
"The Homeland Security Department was reportedly worried about the optics of doing so fearing it might look bad to check up on a foreigner's public profile," Kelly continued. "That it might anger some civil rights groups and create bad PR."
Thor, who appeared later in the segment, agreed with Kelly, stating that foreigners have no right to constitutional protections afforded to American citizens, and imploring Obama to do more to protect the nation.
"There's no constitutional right to a VISA and there are no civil liberties issues with this when you post on social media, it's public," Thor said. "It is easier for a terrorist to get a VISA than for a group with 'Tea Party' or 'patriot' in their name to get a 501(c)(3) classification from the IRS."
He continued, "We have a president, not a publicist — and he needs to act like one."
Watch the segment below: