Bryant talks Syrian refugees

One of Phil Bryant’s top priorities is keeping Mississippians safe.

That’s what the Mississippi governor told the Columbus Rotary Club and Lowndes County Republican Women on Tuesday during a meeting at Lion Hills Center and Golf Course after an attendee asked about Syrian refugees being allowed into the state.

Bryant is one of more than 30 governors who have said they do not want to accept refugees of the Syrian Civil War in their state in the aftermath of the deadly Nov. 13 Paris terror attacks.

Bryant said Tuesday he’d received generally positive feedback on his stance from “average Mississippians.”

The Dispatch