Reps. Scott Perry (R-PA) and Louie Gohmert (R-TX) cheered the Supreme Court’s decision upholding President Donald Trump’s travel ban in exclusive statements to Breitbart News on Tuesday, saying that the decision will protect “our American way of life.”
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s travel ban executive order in a 5-4 decision. Trump’s order would ban travel from eight countries to the United Staes based upon national security concerns.
Rep. Scott Perry, a member of the House Freedom Caucus, cheered the Supreme Court’s decision in an exclusive statement to Breitbart News, saying, “The primary duty of our government is to keep us safe. The Supreme Court’s decision today reinstates a common-sense policy that helps protect us and our American way of life. The Court once again reinforced the Constitutionality of the executive branch’s authority on this subject.”
Rep. Louie Gohmert, another member of the Freedom Caucus, said in a statement to Breitbart News, “It is encouraging to see the Supreme Court uphold President Trump’s thoughtful decision to deny entry to foreign nationals who may pose a significant threat to our nation. Whether the migrants come from an area that prevents us from ensuring they are not a threat to our country, or when there is an exceedingly grave risk that they themselves actually pose a threat to our nation – this decision will play an important part in safeguarding our national security interests.”
“Thankfully we have a Commander-in-Chief who fervently wants to protect the American people from foreign dangers and, fortunately, there is a majority on the Supreme Court who recognize and appreciate the Constitutionality of what the President has done,” Gohmert added. “The Supreme Court Order today, therefore, appropriately upheld President Trump’s actions.”
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) also said in a statement on Tuesday:
Congress has long delegated to the president the authority to regulate the entry of people into the United States, particularly from war-torn countries or well-known state sponsors of terrorism. The Court has rightly upheld this common-sense, longstanding practice, which I hope will end once and for all the tortured reasoning of liberal judges who make up new legal doctrines because they personally disapprove of the president.
Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) cheered the Supreme Court’s decision in a statement on Tuesday, saying:
Today’s decision recognizes the president’s constitutional authority to use the legal tools at their disposal to secure our borders and uphold our immigration system. The countries currently facing these travel restrictions are failed states, rogue regimes, and nations labeled terrorist havens by previous administrations, both Republican and Democrat alike. Those who oppose the actions President Trump is taking to keep American citizens safe are fighting against the man, not the policy.
We are a compassionate nation, one which has always offered a place for people seeking better lives. However, our enemies continuously seek to use our generosity against us, and the president has a duty to protect the American people first. I fully support President Trump’s actions to keep America safe as we work to implement a more thorough and efficient vetting system.
In a statement on Tuesday, Trump called the Supreme Court’s ruling a “vindication” over months of media and Democratic criticism over Trump’s travel ban.
“This ruling is also a moment of profound vindication following months of hysterical commentary from the media and Democratic politicians who refuse to do what it takes to secure our border and our country,” the 45th president said.
Later on Tuesday, President Trump pressed Republican senators to increase funding for his promised border wall on America’s southern border.
Trump said, “We started the wall, we’re spending a lot of energy and a lot of time … we’re going to ask for an increase in wall spending so we can finish it quicker.”