Arrington Supports President Trump’s Controversial Travel Ban
Freshman Congressman Jodey Arrington released a statement this morning coming out in support of President Donald Trump's executive order banning entry into the U.S. to citizens of seven countries. According to a press release from Arrington's office, Arrington said that while "our hearts go out to the refugees who have no agenda except to find a better life", the United States needs to "develop a process for identifying those who wish to do America harm".
"Congress has been advised by top intelligence officials multiple times that terrorists are targeting our refugee program to infiltrate America. We have seen terrorists carry this out in other countries, including France, where at least two of the Paris attackers posed as refugees and went on to kill at least 130 people and wounded hundreds of others. It is important that our commander in chief puts the safety of Americans first. Given concerns about the inadequate vetting of refugees and problems with our immigration system, this temporary pause is intended to ensure the safety of our citizens. Our hearts go out to the refugees who have no agenda except to find a better life for their families, but we need to develop a process for identifying those who wish to do America harm while also finding the best way to support those who truly need our shelter.”
Arrington joined in supporting the executive order along with Speaker Paul Ryan and Senator Ted Cruz along with 77 or more GOP members of Congress. According to the Washington Post, Cruz said the order was a commonsense step.
"In contrast to the hysteria and mistruths being pushed by the liberal media, President Trump’s executive order implements a four-month pause in refugee admissions so that stronger vetting procedures can be put in place. This is a commonsense step that the American people overwhelmingly support."
You can see the full list of where Republican lawmakers stand here.