Embracing the intolerance and paranoia of our chief executive, Sen. Steve Daines is standing with President Trump in blocking refugees from sanctuary in the United States.
Trump’s executive order suspended entry of all refugees to the U. S. for 120 days, barred Syrian refugees indefinitely, and blocked entry into the U.S. for 90 days for citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
From Daines’ Twitter account:
Here’s the link to his account but it’s not recommended reading if you have a weak stomach. Fortunately, the tweeted comments to this statement, and many similar declarations he has made, tend to call the Senator out on his xenophobia.
I don’t usually use People magazine as a source but came across this snippet posted today:
According to the Washington Post and Bloomberg, Trump’s ban did not include any of the Muslim-majority countries where the Trump Organization — which is now being run by his sons — holds business interests. Those countries reportedly include Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, the U.A.E. and Azerbaijan … (of) the major terrorist attacks that have taken place on U.S. soil since 9/11 … zero fatal attacks were carried out by immigrants from the seven Muslim-majority countries targeted by the ban.
The 19 men (who carried out the 9/11 attack) were associated with al-Qaeda, a decentralized terrorist network, at the time led by Osama bin Laden. Of the 19 hijackers, 15 were from Saudi Arabia, two from the United Arab Emirates, one from Egypt and one from Lebanon.
That Daines supports the posturing, fear-mongering and pandering of this administration is unconscionable. And he calls himself a Christian.