Phil Klay is Marine and Iraq War veteran who's also an award-winning author, receiving praise and accolades for his collection of short fictional stories of the combat mission in his book Redeployment.
On Thursday, Klay became disillusioned with the House vote to implement tougher screening standards for Syrian refugees trying to resettle in the U.S., and took to social media to voice his opinion.
In a series of Tweets, he described why he was "tremendously upset" by the GOP-led effort in the House.
Collectively, the tweets have been retweeted and liked thousands of times, and have elicited strong, mostly supportive responses.
It currently takes between 18 and 24 months for a refugee to clear the U.S. screening process.
BuzzFeed has reached out to Klay for comment.