Republicans Who Oppose, Support Trump Refugee Order

Jordain Carney, The Hill, January 30, 2017

President Trump’s executive order to temporarily halt a federal program admitting refugees and others has sparked criticism from his party and confusion for security officials across the country.

The orders imposed a 90-day ban on the entry of nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries — Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. It also indefinitely paused the entry of refugees from Syria.

Green card holders from the seven countries were initially denied entry on Saturday as officials sought to implement the order, though White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said Sunday that those with green cards would be allowed to come into the United States.

Trump defended the policies on Sunday, saying they did not constitute a ban on Muslims and arguing they were necessary to give the U.S. control over its borders and protect the country from terrorist threats.

A number of GOP lawmakers have expressed concern or opposition over the administration’s policies, which could raise pressure on Trump to make additional changes. Here’s a look at the Republicans opposing, critical or supportive of the order.

[Editor’s Note: In the original list below, every politician had their statement on the matter published beneath their name. I have snipped every statement, and none of the names. To see their statements, please see the original article.]

SENATORS OPPOSING THE ORDER (6)

Sen. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.)

Sen. Susan Collins (Maine)

Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.)

Sen. John McCain (Ariz.)

Sen. Jerry Moran (Kansas)

Sen. Ben Sasse (Neb.)

SENATORS EXPRESSING CONCERN ABOUT THE ORDER (15)

Sen. John Barrasso (Wyo.)

Sen. Bill Cassidy (La.)

Sen. Bob Corker (Tenn.)

Sen. Joni Ernst (Iowa)

Sen. Jeff Flake (Ariz.)

Sen. Orrin Hatch (Utah)

Sen. Dean Heller (Nev.)

Sen. James Lankford (Okla.)

Sen. Mike Lee (Utah)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.)

Sen. Rob Portman (Ohio)

Sen. Pat Roberts (Kansas):

Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.)

Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.)

Sen. Thom Tillis (N.C.)

HOUSE MEMBERS OPPOSING THE ORDER (9)

Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.)

Rep. Mike Coffman (Colo.)

Rep. Charlie Dent (Pa.)

Rep. John Faso (N.Y.)

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.)

Rep. Will Hurd (Texas)

Rep. Leonard Lance (N.J.):

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.)

Rep. Elise Stefanik (N.Y.)

HOUSE MEMBERS EXPRESSING CONCERN ABOUT THE ORDER (8)

Rep. Carlos Curbelo (Fla.)

Rep. Barbara Comstock (Va.)

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (Wash.):

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.)

Rep. Raúl Labrador (Idaho)

Rep. Michael McCaul (Texas)

Rep. Dan Newhouse (Wash.)

Rep. Steve Stivers (Ohio)

REPUBLICANS VOICING SUPPORT FOR THE ORDER

Senate (5)

Sen. Roy Blunt (Mo.)

Sen. Tom Cotton (Ark.)

Sen. Steve Daines (Mont.)

Sen. Pat Toomey (Pa.)

Sen. Todd Young (Ind.)

House (40)

Rep. Ralph Abraham (La.)

Rep. Robert Aderholt (Ala.)

Rep. Jodey Arrington (Texas)

Rep. Brian Babin (Texas)

Rep. Jim Banks (Ind.)

Rep. Lou Barletta (Pa.)

Rep. Joe Barton (Texas)

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.)

Rep. Rod Blum (Iowa.)

Rep. Vern Buchanan (Fla.)

Rep. Larry Bucshon (Ind.)

Rep. Chris Collins (N.Y.)

Rep. Kevin Cramer (N.D.)

Rep. Dan Donovan (N.Y.)

Rep. Jeff Duncan (S.C.)

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (Va.)

Rep. Clay Higgins (La.):

Rep. Richard Hudson (N.C.)

Rep. Bill Johnson (Ohio)

Rep. Peter King (N.Y.)

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.)

Rep. Luke Messer (Ind.)

Rep. Kristi Noem (S.D.)

Rep. Devin Nunes (Calif.)

Rep. John Ratcliffe (Texas)

Rep. Dave Reichert (Wash.)

Rep. Jim Renacci (Ohio):

Rep. Todd Rokita (Ind.)

Rep. Dennis Ross (Fla.)

Rep. Ed Royce (Calif.)

Speaker Paul Ryan (Wis.)

Rep. Steve Scalise (La.)

Rep. Pete Sessions (Texas)

Rep. John Shimkus (Ill.)

Rep. Scott Taylor (Va.)

Rep. Dave Trott (Mich.)

Rep. Jackie Walorski (Ind.)

Rep. Roger Williams (Texas)

Rep. Lee Zeldin (N.Y.)

Rep. Lamar Smith (Texas)

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