State defends fiancee visa process despite Calif. shooting


The State Department on Friday stood by its vetting process of people trying to enter the United States through a "fiancee visa," just hours after it was revealed that gunmen Syed Rizwan Farook pledged allegiance to the Islamic State just before Wednesday's office building shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., that killed 14.

Spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau was asked several questions about the screening process for Farook's wife, Tashfeen Malik, who entered the U.S. with a fiancee visa and may have radicalized her husband. But Trudeau said the visa process is working properly.

After being asked whether she was "satisified that Malik's application process followed proper protocol," Trudeau responded, "Yes."