It’s my guess that Trump will issue another directive this week restricting immigration from countries on the danger list, until such time as they can be vetted appropriately. That said, I do think it was a stumble to have actually complied with the stay on the travel ban by a lower court in Seattle, by an activist liberal judge. Trump will have to recoup his losses & start anew. There’s nothing wrong with that.
The primary duty of a government is to provide for the security of its people. Though President Trump can be a tough talker he’s not always going to ride rough shod over his opposition. However; I think he needs to force the issue now, for the good of the country.
White House Senior Policy Adviser Stephen Miller on four of the Sunday shows, via Mail Online,
…’The point I want to make to your listeners is that we have equal branches of government in his country,’ the told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. ‘The judiciary is not supreme.’
‘A district judge in Seattle cannot force the president of the United States to change their laws and our Constitution because of their own personal views,’ he added.
On Thursday night, on the heels of the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling to not block the district judge’s decision to suspend the ban, Trump called it a ‘political decision.’
Senior White House Adviser Stephen Miller took on the judiciary this morning, calling it a co-equal branch of government, while challenging the latest court ruling on the ban
Miller sang a similar tune on the Sunday shows today.
‘What the judges did both at the 9th and district level was to take power for themselves that belonged squarely in the hands of the president of the United States,’ Miller told Chuck Todd on Meet the Press.
Trump had also tweeted, ‘if something happens blame him,’ aiming his ire at Judge James Robart, the district judge whose initial ruling stopped the travel ban.
Wallace confronted Miller on Trump’s statement, noting that Robart is now receiving death threats, and asked the 31-year-old aide to respond.
‘This is one of the most ludicrous things that the media does, where when any crazy person in the country issues a death threat, that they can blame a politician or a public official,’ Miller responded. ‘That is reckless and irresponsible and should never be done.’
The Fox News Sunday host countered by pointing out that some people could also argue that it’s ‘reckless and irresponsible’ for a U.S. president to be attacking a judge, pointing out that Trump’s own Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, had called the president’s moves ‘disheartening.’
‘Of course, one branch can criticize another branch of government,’ the White House adviser replied. …
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