U.S. Rep Mark Pocan
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Pocan Statement on President Trump’s Divisive, Un-American Executive Order Banning Entry to US From Majority-Muslim Countries

"I stand alongside the people of my district and will explore a number of means of fighting against this prejudice and division."

By - Jan 30th, 2017 12:33 pm

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement in opposition to President Trump’s dangerous, hasty, and ill-informed Executive Order banning entry to the US from seven majority-Muslim countries. President Trump’s actions stand in opposition to our country’s most deeply held values and traditions, and raise further questions about the conflicted role of his business interests when making policy decisions.

“I am outraged by President Trump’s unconstitutional Executive Order, which uses hateful, divisive tactics to scapegoat and discriminate against refugees and citizens of certain Muslim nations,” Rep. Pocan stated. “President Trump is attempting to jam his divisive campaign trail rhetoric into policies which ignore the public, the Constitution and Congress. Across the United States, the people have spoken, marching in the streets and calling on their elected leaders to oppose these actions. It is time for President Trump to stand up for our nation’s shared values and represent all Americans.

“The outsized involvement of unqualified and extreme advisors in our national security policy, including White Nationalist champion Steve Bannon, raise serious questions about how President Trump is making these vital decisions, Bannon’s role in the drafting of this and other Executive Orders, in addition to the decision to give him a seat on the National Security Council while demoting the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Director of National Intelligence, set a dangerous precedent.

“I stand alongside the people of my district and will explore a number of means of fighting against this prejudice and division. I offer my office as a resource of support for residents and visitors to our district who experience problems. You are not alone.”

Rep. Pocan is an original cosponsor of legislation to prohibit federal funding from being used to implement this executive order and will continue to work with colleagues in Congress and constituents in Wisconsin to ensure the rights of all individuals coming to our country are respected.

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5 thoughts on “Pocan Statement on President Trump’s Divisive, Un-American Executive Order Banning Entry to US From Majority-Muslim Countries”

  1. Vincent Hanna says:

    Over the last 24-48 hours I have heard numerous national security experts who served in Democratic and Republican administrations lambaste this. One said we are less safe now than we were on Friday. This is exactly what terrorists want. They are working to convince skeptics that the U.S. hates them and is at war with them, and this plays right into their hands. They are celebrating this. Not to mention it exempts the countries Trump does business with. And it was rushed. Even a supporter of the ban, David French, said it couldn’t have been handled more poorly. There was mass confusion in DHS and at airports. This man has no business being POTUS.

  2. Jason says:

    Vince, there are about 100 Muslim countries not on this ban list and out of 225,000 refugees our country detained a few hundred for questioning. As I recall, the Alt-Left made front of George W. Bush as he read to elementary school children as the Twin Towers burned. Bush could have done more, why wasn’t his administration not ready for this. Bush, Bush!! There is a high probability that another attack could happen on Trumps watch and he will turn to the cameras and say we tried to do more but the Left pisses itself on all things involving open borders.

  3. Vincent Hanna says:

    That is some rambling and semi-coherent fear-mongering. Are you sober? Your casual disregard of national security experts and the Constitution conservatives claim to hold so dear is pathetic and hypocritical. More of the same from you.

  4. Vincent Hanna says:

    Far-right white terrorist in Quebec City loves Trump. What is Trump doing to protect us from white extremists Jason? They are clearly dangerous.

  5. A Bus Driver says:

    Why waste time Jason has shown himself over & over that he is a TROLL

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