Senators react to revised travel ban

Posted at 5:42 PM, Mar 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-06 18:42:13-05

Wisconsin Senators Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin sharply disagreed on President Trump's revised travel ban on six majority-Muslim countries Monday.

Senator Tammy Baldwin, a Democrat, released the following statement on Facebook:

“Under the revised travel ban, President Trump’s actions will still make ISIS stronger, weaken America’s counterterrorism efforts and cost lives while also turning our back on our American values and the rest of the world. America has a long history of welcoming refugees, which has made our country stronger and speaks to the foundation of who we are as a people. We are better than this, so I will continue to fight to block and rescind these irresponsible and shameful actions that run counter to our American values, the Constitution, our national security and economic interests."

Meanwhile, Senator Ron Johnson, released a statement supporting the move:

“National security and the security of the American people is the top priority of the federal government. I support the goal of this executive order and will continue to pursue policies to address our national security.” 

The revised travel ban removes Iraq from the original list of seven majority-Muslim countries from the executive order.

The new version exempts those who hold current visas and drops an indefinite ban on Syrian refugees.