WAIT, I THOUGHT THIS WAS RACIST AND XENOPHOBIC: Democrat: Tighten social media screening of visa applicants.

A senior Democratic congressman is calling for stepped-up monitoring of social media accounts belonging to people coming into the country through various visa programs, in response to the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Calif.

“We have to do a much better job monitoring the social media of those people, that’s what went wrong,” Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) said in an interview airing Sunday with John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable” on New York’s AM-970.

Israel, a prominent member of President Obama’s own party, joined a bipartisan group that said the U.S. is not doing enough to scrutinize Twitter and Facebook for signs of imminent terror threats.