Since the COVID pandemic began, President Trump has put the American people first.
Every decision he’s made has been to stop the spread of the virus—and provide as much aid to citizens as possible.
That included several travel bans that even experts have said helped stop the rapid spread of COVID.
So, what are Democrats trying to do? Not only end the ban but make sure the president lacks the power to protect the country:
The House passed legislation to repeal President Trump’s controversial travel ban in a 233-183 vote along party lines on Wednesday…
Under the NO BAN Act, the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security would have to consult with Congress before imposing a restriction, otherwise the directive would be immediately terminated. Individuals “unlawfully harmed” by such restrictions would be able to sue in federal court.
Democrats in the House passed the “NO BAN ACT” entirely along party lines. The bill would prevent President Trump (and all future presidents) from being able to issue a travel ban in the interest of national security.
The bill requires the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security to get Congress’ approval before acting on an order from the president.
Imagine that. Every time the president wants to issue a travel restriction to keep us safe, the administration would have to go crawling to the most corrupt group of lawmakers in the country.
Good luck with that.
The Constitution is crystal clear that the president’s top responsibility is keeping the country safe. Travel bans are a very simple way of preventing threats from reaching out shores.
It’s an ounce of prevention to avoid a pound (or ton) of cure.
Yet Democrats are clearly trying to erode the power of the president, simply out of politics.
Would they be doing this if Obama or Hillary were president? Probably not. Every president has issued temporary travel bans to protect American lives.
Why should that change now?
(Also keep in mind Democrats were happy to pass this, but refuse to cooperate to pass a new relief bill.)
If you’re worried if this bill will be made into law, rest easy. It is unlikely that the Republican-controlled Senate would even bother to pick up this bill. And it’s not as if the president would sign something that limits his power.
But this is a clear reminder that Democrats are using their power in Congress, not to keep us safe, but to stop Trump from doing his job.
- Democrats in the House passed a bill to prevent the president from issuing travel bans.
- The bill was passed on party lines, with no Republicans voting for it.
- Democrats want to prevent the president from protecting Americans from outside threats.
Source: The Hill