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Carla Hernandez from UT Austin Just Caused an Uproar Over Her GOP Debate Question

So, last night during the 5th and FINAL Republican presidential debate, Carla Hernandez of UT Austin asked the candidates how they felt about a particular Bible verse as it pertains to Syrian refugees. What could possibly happen when a Latina asks Republicans a question about the Bible tied to the refugee crisis? This.

Here is the question that sent Twitter, and the GOP candidates, into a tailspin.

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In case you didn’t catch that, Carla Hernandez asked all the Republican candidates, “If the Bible clearly states that we need to embrace those in need and not fear, how can we justify not accepting refugees?”

You could see the candidates on stage feeling like this:

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It’s like they were all trying to find a way to stay anti-refugee, but pro-Bible without saying anything about either.

Chris Christie was the first to tackle the startling question by…not really answering the question.

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Chris Christie: “What I say to Carla is that the first job of the president of the United States is to protect your safety and your security and the security and safety of your family. And this debate stops with me in the discussions with the FBI director.”

But…that doesn’t really answer her question.

Immediately, there were some people on Twitter like:

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Some immediately grabbed the popcorn and got ready for the show.

Who would have thought that a Latina asking Republican candidates a question would be so controversial? Answer: everyone.

There was so much gratitude toward Carla for bringing up the Bible.

Others thought the question had no room in the debate.

Because, like the Constitution says, the Bible has no place in government.

And, of course, there were some serious haters.

It seems like Carla Hernandez from UT Austin really ruffled some feathers.

But it seems that more people had love for Carla Hernandez.

And, of course, there was a wall joke.

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