Monday, January 30, 2017

The Hill: Republicans Who Oppose, Support Trump Refugee Order - Speaker Ryan suffers a bout of extreme sanity? --tma

President Trump’s executive order to temporarily halt a federal program admitting refugees and others has sparked criticism from his party and confusion for security officials across the country.
The orders imposed a 90-day ban on the entry of nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries — Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. It also indefinitely paused the entry of refugees from Syria.
Green card holders from the seven countries were initially denied entry on Saturday as officials sought to implement the order, though White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said Sunday that those with green cards would be allowed to come into the United States.
Trump defended the policies on Sunday, saying they did not constitute a ban on Muslims and arguing they were necessary to give the U.S. control over its borders and protect the country from terrorist threats.
A number of GOP lawmakers have expressed concern or opposition over the administration’s policies, which could raise pressure on Trump to make additional changes. Here’s a look at the Republicans opposing, critical or supportive of the order.
[Editor’s Note: In the original list below, every politician had their statement on the matter published beneath their name. I have snipped every statement, and none of the names. To see their statements, please see the original article.]
Sen. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.)
Sen. Susan Collins (Maine)
Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.)
Sen. John McCain (Ariz.)
Sen. Jerry Moran (Kansas)
Sen. Ben Sasse (Neb.)
Sen. John Barrasso (Wyo.)
Sen. Bill Cassidy (La.)
Sen. Bob Corker (Tenn.)
Sen. Joni Ernst (Iowa)
Sen. Jeff Flake (Ariz.)
Sen. Orrin Hatch (Utah) ...