President Donald Trump lashed out Sunday afternoon at two Republican senators for their earlier criticisms of his new immigration policies.
Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham expressed concerns about Trump’s recent executive order barring citizens of seven predominantly-Muslim countries from entering the U.S. Trump responded later in the day by telling the two senators to get their priorities in order.
“Our government has a responsibility to defend our borders, but we must do so in a way that makes us safer and upholds all that is decent and exceptional about our nation,” a joint statement released by McCain and Graham stated.
The two senators argued that the order was not “properly vetted,” adding reports that the Departments of State, Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security were not briefed prior to the signing of the executive order are particularly concerning.
“Such a hasty process risks harmful results,” the statement explained “Ultimately, we fear this executive order will become a self-inflicted wound in the fight against terrorism . . . This executive order sends a signal, intended or not, that America does not want Muslims coming into our country. We fear this executive order may do more to help terrorist recruitment than improve our security.”
Trump responded on Twitter.
The joint statement of former presidential candidates John McCain & Lindsey Graham is wrong - they are sadly weak on immigration. The two...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 29, 2017
Not to worry! Trump will get to them and eliminate all of them eventually. Trump cannot allow any opposition or dissent as there were no such things when America was great. Trump will make America great again and there will be no dissent.
Well, we DON'T want Muslims here!
Good for you Mr. President!
Who listens to these two crazy guys an more. They really are Democrats.
shame on the dufuses that elect these morons
McCain brain is gone because of his capture experience, however, Grahm is looking for Attention and it bothers me that he was a high ranking officer inthe military and is this goofy now
Weak is not the descriptive term I would apply to them... how about calling them traitors and anti-American operatives... globalist and fascist. McCain should be dubbed 'canary' as he is selling out his Party and the American People. Both McCain and Graham are poor examples of Constitutionalist Republican's.
It is time that he RNC sanction such members and move to throw them out of the party.. .they need to be clearly marked as DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS... and returned to the Democrat side of the Isle... along with Mitch McConnell and a few others. Sen. McConnell just stated he would not use the nuclear option to brake the filibuster of the Democrat Party... in other words he just gave the Democrats the weapon by which to WIN... all debates over bills they don't support. Which side of the Isle should Sen. McConnell be assigned... surly not the GOP's side.
We must not fall for the lie that the GOP has numerical superiority in Congress... take out the RINO's... phony Republican's and count them with the Democrats and the DNC is still in control of the Congress... the people must elect strong Constitutional Conservatives... and throw out the McCain's and McConnell's
I sometimes think I shouldn't agree with you all the time, however, I do.
Those rhino's need to go. The problem is, like many people in their own little world, they don't pay attention or know anything about who they are or what they do. They simply vote for them because they recognize the name on the ballot.
I have to defer to Oren, when it comes to this. We need term limits on senators and congressmen and the only way to get that is a COS. We all know, they are not going to vote to put themselves out of a gravy job.
If anyone has a better answer for this problem, I certainly am open to listen!
We tried very hard to primary mcpain out last election....but he has soros $$$$$ and had ads on TV every 5 minutes against Kelli Ward..our choice...now she is trying to unseat flake...but it will be the same story...folks here in AZ need to band together and help the good Dr
we need to get Soros and the rest of the forefather Obama to jail, because if there not in jail Donald Trump is going to have a hard time in the office
They're not "weak"; they're traitors,POW notwithstanding.
Lest we forget the traitors - Flake, Rubio, Schumer, Gramnesty, McLame, Menendez, Benet, Durbin
Gang of Eight's plan would give illegal immigrants tax amnesty, too
As recently as two days before the introduction of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, S. 744, two principal authors, Senators Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.), published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal (on Tax Day, April 15, ironically) declaring that their bill “would establish a tough but fair system for millions of people living in the shadows to come forward and settle their debt to society.”
Among their requirements for settling that debt included “paying a fine and back taxes,” ignoring the fact that illegal aliens are already legally obligated to pay taxes, and therefore collection of those taxes could hardly be considered a penalty.
But a funny thing happened on the bill’s way to the Senate print shop. The term “back taxes” mysteriously disappeared from the text of the legislation.
Instead, before an illegal alien may apply for “registered provisional immigrant” (RPI) status – the first and most important step in the amnesty process – the alien would only be required to settle up with the IRS for all “Federal income taxes assessed.” (Sec. 2101)
While this sounds good at first blush, “taxes assessed” is not the same as “taxes owed.” A tax assessment occurs when the IRS officially records that a person owes money because an individual files a tax return, or the IRS audits an individual – whether or not he has filed a return – and records how much the person owes.