Trump Attacks Judge James Robart
Trump attacks Federal Judge James Robart, after he issued an immediate nationwide restraining order against the President’s action. The action resulted in cutting off citizens, from seven Muslim-majority nation from entering the U.S.
Trump Attacks Judge in Tweet
Earlier today President Trump tweeted, “The Opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!” Minutes before this tweet Trump sent out another, “When a country is no longer able to say who can, and who cannot, come in & out, especially for reasons of safety & security – big trouble!”
Judge Robart was appointed by former President George W. Bush and approved by a 99-0 Senate vote in 2004. Civil liberties groups applauded the ruling, but Trump vowed it would be overturned. The U.S. federal judge, from the northwestern state of Washington, made the ruling on Friday to temporarily halt the Trump directive. The directive would indefinitely block the settlement of Syrian refugees in the US and temporarily block entry to the US for the other majority-Muslim nations.
Since the directive the U.S. Customs and Border Protection has said travelers with a valid visa will now be allowed entry into the country. The department is expected to release more information as soon as possible. The official said, “We have reversed the provisional revocation of visas under Executive Order 13769. Those individuals with visas that were not physically canceled may now travel if the visa is otherwise valid. We are working closely with the Department of Homeland Security and our legal teams.”
Shortly after the ruling the White House issued the following statement saying the Justice Department “at the earliest possible time will file an emergency stay of this outrageous order.” After this statement was released a second one followed which eliminated the word “outrageous.” It also defended President Trump’s executive order as “lawful and appropriate.”