Pelosi Statement on Repackaged Trump Muslim & Refugee Ban


Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after President Trump’s executive order seeking to reinstate his Muslim and Refugee ban:

“The Trump Administration’s repackaging has done nothing to change the immoral, unconstitutional and dangerous goals of their Muslim and refugee ban.  This is the same ban, with the same purpose, driven by the same dangerous discrimination that weakens our ability to fight terror.

“The President’s conduct over the weekend emphasizes how little regard he has for reality.  As the leaked reports from Homeland Security exposed, the White House has desperately sought to invent an after-the-fact justification for its baldly prejudiced and unconstitutional Muslim and refugee ban.  Protecting the American people requires us to be strong and smart, not reckless and rash.

“The President claims he is strengthening our security, but his Administration’s dangerous and incompetent actions are making America less safe, not more.”