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The GOP is ready to ignore the law and the Constitution

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From the front page of the Washington Post just now:

Pence, who had called a Muslim ban ‘unconstitutional,’ now lauds restrictions on refugees

The vice president and Defense Secretary James Mattis — two people who once criticized such a ban — stood behind the president as he established “new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States.”

And

Paul Ryan: Refugee ban does not target Muslims

The House speaker was among the first lawmakers Friday to back the order, which contains an exception for religious minorities — meaning it effectively applies only to Muslims.

That’s the GOP today: cowardly, unconcerned about the law, praising things in Trump that they found outrageous in Obama, and lying, lying, lying.

From the Paul Ryan story:

“This is ridiculous,” said Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.). “I guess I understand what his intention is, but unfortunately the order appears to have been rushed through without full consideration. You know, the many, many nuances of immigration policy that can be life or death for many innocent, vulnerable people around the world. . .

Dent, who represents a large Syrian community in the Allentown area, said he was contacted Saturday by a constituent who had family members turned away early in the morning at Philadelphia International Airport. Six family members who had secured visas and even bought a house in Pennsylvania arrived on a Qatar Airways flight but were returned back within hours, he said.

Dent called on the Trump administration to halt immediately action on the order.

“This family was sent home despite having all their paperwork in order,” Dent continued, “so this 90-day ban could imperil the lives of this family and potentially others, and it’s unacceptable ,and I urge the administration to halt enforcement of this order until a more thoughtful and deliberate policy can be reinstated.”

Also worth noting:

The nations targeted by travel ban have one thing in common: No apparent Trump business interests

Several majority-Muslim nations where the Trump Organization is active have in some cases also faced troublesome issues with terrorism.

Trump is in this for himself.

Written by LeisureGuy

28 January 2017 at 2:40 pm

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