President Trump has issued a new travel order affecting seven Muslim countries. Reaction from Virginia’s elected officials has been along party lines. Republicans like it, Democrat don’t.
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, who filed a legal challenge of the original travel order said the new one “sends a horrible message to the world.” Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, also Democrats, issued statements disagreeing with President Trump.
7th District Republican Cong. Dave Brat backs the new order saying, “Overall there’s nothing new here. We have sound clips of President Obama and President Clinton saying they wanted exactly this kind of oversight when it comes to folks from these countries. President Obama and Congress voted on these countries so a lot of this is just pure politics.”
“The safety and security of the nation must,” Brat said, “always come first.”