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Pelosi: With Travel Ban Tweets, Trump Is Asking Us To Ignore The Constitution

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi argued Monday that President Trump’s executive orders to ban immigrants from certain Muslim-majority countries “ignore the Constitution of the United States.”

Breitbart News reported that the California Democrat made the allegation Monday on ABC’s “The View.” Pelosi, referring to recent terrorist attacks in England, declared: “It’s a very important issue. First, we’re so sad about what happened in the UK and in Manchester before that. So sad. But it is the wrong answer, the travel ban. First of all, the president is calling it a travel ban. His own people who are arguing the case are saying it’s not a travel ban. … We don’t want to ban anybody on the basis of religion. That’s against our Constitution, but that’s exactly what they are doing.”

CNN reported that the former speaker of the House doubled down on her criticism of Trump in another CNN interview. “I think, frankly, what he is talking about is a complete disregard for the Constitution,” she told network host Chris Cuomo. The Supreme Court is considering the second version of Trump’s executive order, which U.S. district court judges and federal appeals courts found to be in violation of the Constitution’s religious-freedom protections because it appeared to target Muslims.

Pelosi blasted the president’s tweeting habit. When asked whether widespread criticism of the Twitter storms will prompt Trump to change his ways, she said “he doesn’t care” because he wants public attention “good, bad or indifferent.” The veteran lawmaker also ridiculed the administration’s struggles to get Congress to approve its legislative proposals. She noted that “there hasn’t been very much progress.”

Pelosi added her voice to the chorus ripping Trump’s tweets following the violence in London on Saturday night, when a van ran over bystanders on London Bridge and other assailants stabbed people in another location. Instead of expressing support for the victims and their families, the president seized on the attacks to make the case for his travel ban.

“People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN,” he tweeted early Sunday morning. “The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C.” Legal experts interviewed by The New York Times said the president’s comments undermined his case at the Supreme Court. The administration’s legal team told the justices that the executive order is not a “travel ban.” Lower courts have ruled that the term implies religious discrimination.

Throughout the 2016 campaign, Trump promised his supporters that he would crack down on illegal immigration and protect the country from “radical Islamic terrorism.” He called for a “total and complete shutdown” on allowing Muslims to enter the United States, as well as the surveillance of U.S. mosques and a national database to track Muslim-Americans. The proposals prompted many of Trump’s critics to accuse him of bigotry, which he continues to deny.

Source: Breitbart, CNN
Photo: CNN Screenshot

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