So far, at least 19 Republicans have announced opposition to or questioned Trump’s executive order banning travelers and refugees from 7 countries from entering the U.S. Their statements are mostly b.s. and lies.
Sen. John McCain: “There’s so much confusion out there,” McCain said on “Face the Nation.” “Obviously this process and these conclusions were not vetted.” He warned the order could be used as propaganda by ISIS for recruiting.
[So instead of using your bully pulpit to INFORM VOTERS what’s actually in the executive order, you promote the Democrats’ hyperbole and fake news. Well done, Senator RINO. You schmuck.]
Rep. Carlos Curbelo: “I expect that these executive orders are in fact temporary and that once the Administration strengthens the vetting process, we can continue our tradition of welcoming those who are persecuted in an orderly manner and without any kind of religious test.”
[“I expect …” Duh, yeah, cuz THAT’S WHAT THE EXECUTIVE ORDER SAYS, you ignorant blowhard!]
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: “I object to the suspension of visas from the seven named countries because we could have accomplished our objective of keeping our homeland safe by immediate implementation of more thorough screening procedures.”
[And all the years that Obama did NOT implement the screening procedures that were recommended, you were doing what with your mouth and your congressional position?]
Rep. Charlie Dent: “This is ridiculous. I guess I understand what his intention is, but unfortunately the order appears to have been rushed through without full consideration. You know, there are many, many nuances of immigration policy that can be life or death for many innocent, vulnerable people around the world.”
[Right. Like that Iraqi guy who was killed waiting for his visa during Obama’s BAN ON REFUGEES FROM IRAQ.]
Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick: “While we certainly need to enhance our current vetting process and significantly reform our immigration policies to make sure terrorists are not exploiting our nation’s proud tradition of freedom and acceptance, the President’s policy entirely misses the mark.”
[And your plan would be what exactly?]
Rep. Justin Amash: “It’s not lawful to ban immigrants on basis of nationality. If the president wants to change immigration law, he must work with Congress.”
[Obama banned Iraqis. Plus, coming in to this country is a privilege, not a right. Just like it is if one of us tries to go to some other country. Plus, where were you when Obama was ordering LEOs to IGNORE IMMIGRATION LAW?]
Rep. Barbara Comstock: “The President’s Executive Order issued yesterday went beyond the increased vetting actions that Congress has supported.”
[Too bad none of you made any of that stuff happen while Obama was squatting in the WH.]
Sen. Susan Collins: “The worldwide refugee ban set forth in the executive order is overly broad and implementing it will be immediately problematic.
[Oh COME ON!! It’s not a “worldwide refugee ban”, you stupid cow! It’s seven nations and it’s for a specific amount of time while we shore up our vetting process! READ THE ORDER, DAMMIT!]
Sen. Jeff Flake: “It’s unacceptable when even legal permanent residents are being detained or turned away at airports and ports of entry.”
[And these legal permanent residents were, ummmm, lemme think, vetted and allowed in, right? Oh yeah. That’s what I thought. So big f*ing deal. Some folks got delayed at the airport. Small price to pay to keep suicide bombers out.]
Sen. Ben Sasse: “If we send a signal to the Middle East that the U.S. sees all Muslims as jihadis, the terrorist recruiters win by telling kids that America is banning Muslims and that this is America versus one religion. Our generational fight against jihadism requires wisdom.”
[Asshat. Don’t use a minute of your time in the press spotlight to CLARIFY what the order actually says, cuz that would be like, I dunno, too pro-Trumpish or something?]
Sen. Rob Portman: “This was an extreme vetting program that wasn’t properly vetted.”
[This is NOT A VETTING PROGRAM. Did you even read the order? I did! It’s posted here:
And if that’s too COMPLICATED for you, Mr. Senator, cuz of all the big words, you can read the simplified version I wrote and posted here:
Sen. Cory Gardner: “I urge the Administration to take the appropriate steps to fix this overly broad executive order.”
[See what I said to Senator Portman.]
Sen. Bob Corker: “[T]his executive order has been poorly implemented, especially with respect to green card holders.”
[Green card holders aren’t affected. Butthead. READ THE DAMN ORDER!]
Sen. Lindsey Graham: “Such a hasty process risks harmful results…. And we should not turn our backs on those refugees who have been shown through extensive vetting to pose no demonstrable threat to our nation, and who have suffered unspeakable horrors, most of them women and children.” (in a statement with John McCain)
[The order allows for case-by-case exceptions. READ THE DAMN ORDER!]
Rep. Elise Stefanik: “I oppose President Trump’s rushed and overly broad Executive Order.”
[READ THE DAMN ORDER!]
Sen. Lamar Alexander: “This vetting proposal itself needed more vetting.”
[Oh, wow. THAT’s really perspicacious /sarc. Oh wait. You’re too dumb to know any big words. Well, google it. Or do you not know how to use the internet?]
Rep. Will Hurd: “This visa ban is the ultimate display of mistrust and will erode our allies’ willingness to fight with us.”
Rep. Mike Coffman: “While I’ve supported heightened vetting procedures for those wanting to travel to our country, I have never, nor will I ever support a blanket travel ban for people solely based on ethnic or religious grounds.”
[OH FOR CRYING OUT LOUD. READ THE DAMN ORDER. IT ISN’T A BLANKET TRAVEL BAN AND IT DOES NOT TARGET ANYONE BY ETHNIC OR RELIGION. ARGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!]
Gov. John Kasich: “In probably many Arab capitals today, people are like, ‘What is America doing?’ He told WashPo.
[Why the hell don’t you use your exalted position as governor to INFORM THEM. But lemme guess … you didn’t read the order yourself, right? You just caught what some Democrat blowhard said on MSNBC?]
Stupid people don’t violate their own party’s wishes. Corrupt people do. And the most likely reason a corrupt person would say stupid and deceitful things that are in lock-step with the most extreme factions of the OTHER party is blackmail.
By their fruits we shall know them. Their fruits tell me that Democrats have got something on these Ridiculous Republicans and will destroy their careers if they don’t march to the tunes played by the Progressive Nazi Collaborator George Soros.
Text of Republican statements
H/t Pistol Pete