Lauren Fox – TPM:
The Republicans are the same crew who spoke out early and often against Trump’s immigration screeds on the campaign trail. So far Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), John McCain (R-AZ), Ben Sasse (R-NE) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) have stood against Trump’s actions.
The backlash against Trump has been broad and come from all corners of the Republican Party in Congress.
In a joint statement Sunday, Graham and McCain warned that Trump’s actions were little more than “a self-inflicted wound in the fight against terrorism.”
This is heartening, but they need to be louder and more aggressive in their dissent, particularly when the new Congress begins debate on actual legislation.
Mr. Trump has had his days writing Executive Orders. The hard part of the job is working out and agreeing to legislation. Mr. Trump doesn’t know how to do that. May his way be paved with the wreckage of wrong-headed, xenophobic efforts from today until he’s tossed out of office, one way or another.
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