The NYT reports that Paul Ryan is calling for a halt to Syrian Refugee Program, as two senators announced a push for a formal authorization of military force against the Islamic State as Congress, moving to respond to the Paris attacks.
Conservative opinion in the US will challenge the Obama government to be more assertive against ISIS. Liberals will continue to argue that refugees can be managed with effective security screeing but public opinion is likely to be increasingly skeptical.
Meanwhile, in Europe, there will probably be a hardening against Angela Merkel‘s liberal policies on refugees. Socialist President, Francois Holllande, has already declared war on terrorism, with sweeping emergency powers.
In the coming weeks, it will be interesting to see who is supporting whom, as liberals and conservatives look to be in line with public opinion.