“It's a somber day. It's a tough day,” he said. “Action is required. Time is of the essence.”
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said implementing restrictions on immigration, especially on immigrants from Syria, is critical to defeating the Islamic State group.
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“Our borders must be sealed. Our laws must be enforced,” he said. “And if we did it, we wouldn't have 12 million people here illegally right now.”
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum offered a similar stance.
“We need to be aggressive in taking back that land,” he said. “Why? Because the whole legitimacy of a caliphate is based upon holding land.”
Front-runners spoke at the event Friday, before the terror attacks happened.
“We stand with France, we are an ally of France and we do whatever we can to help them,” Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said.
The summit ends Sunday.
Florida’s primary is March 15.