In addition to support from Congressman Trey Gowdy, new polling out shows the American public also support a travel restriction from terror-prone countries.
Over the weekend, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order temporarily limiting immigration and travel from terror-prone nations. Predictably, Democrats and their allies in the media have called the Executive Order a “Muslim ban,” but The Political Insider has exposed this liberal lie and helped to explain what the president’s Executive Order actually covers.
Now, conservative hero Congressman Trey Gowdy of South Carolina has just released a statement voicing his support for President Trump’s Executive Order. Liberals are going to hate this!
Here’s a copy of Gowdy’s statement courtesy of the Congressman’s office:
“Our nation has a long and rich history of welcoming those fleeing persecution. We also have a long and rich history of liberating those suffering under oppression. We are the most welcoming and generous country in the world, and we are a country of immigrants.
The world we find ourselves in is dangerous and becoming increasingly so. Since national security and public safety are the preeminent functions of government, there is a fundamental duty to ensure the necessary background investigations can be done to stop anyone intent on doing harm from exploiting Americans’ generosity and taking more innocent lives.
American people deserve border and interior security. They deserve to know who is coming to our country, for what purpose, and for how long. They deserve to be assured those seeking entry into the country – regardless of the length of stay – have been vetted thoroughly and do not represent a security risk.
I am committed to doing everything we can to keep Americans safe just as I am committed to defending religious liberty and providing refuge to those fleeing persecution.”
So far, President Trump’s Executive Order has divided many Republicans in Congress, with some issuing strong statements on both sides of the issue.
According to statements tabulated by The Washington Post, 19 Republicans are opposed to the Executive Order, 31 were identified as having “reservations/decline to fully support,” and 65 are in full support.
What’s more, while the media continues to freak-out over Trump’s order, they conveniently ignore the precedent associated when both Presidents Obama and George W. Bush instituted “extreme vetting” during their time in office.
In 2015, Obama signed a law requiring “extreme vetting” of individuals from the 7 countries covered by President Trump’s Executive Order. In fact, that’s where the list comes from. Trump did not specify which countries were covered – the previous law did.
Predictably, Obama received no outrage from the liberal media. In addition, President George W. Bush also implemented “extreme vetting” for 34 Muslim-majority countries. And we cannot forget that despite the left’s selective outrage, a majority of Americans support a reduction in the number of refugees allowed in the country!
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