O’Reilly: ‘Good’ that Trump Will Take Travel Ban Decision to the Supreme Court
TRUMP: "So, President Trump suspended immigration in seven countries for 90 days. In Syria, he also stopped refugees from entering until further notice. Enter the states of Minnesota and Washington, where the attorney general challenged the travel ban, saying it harmed individuals and businesses and was unconstitutional because it targeted Muslims. A federal judge in Washington then blocked President Trump’s order. Just two hours ago, a federal appeals court upheld the block unanimously. Why? The three appeals court judges basically ruled that there is no urgency to stop travel from the seven countries and that there are strong arguments on both sides of the question that should be reviewed by the courts courts. The judges also ruled that no irreparable injury would be caused by a state of the president’s order. That the court should eventually decide whether executive order is constitutional. The judges basically is saying more legal vetting is needed of the terrorist vetting plan. “Talking points” believes there is more than a little political motivation in this case. No question, Minnesota and Washington state took the action because of the liberal politics. They believe President Trump’s anti-Muslim. As to the Appeals court, it is impossible to say with certainty what motivated their decision. If you take them at their word, they simply want more legal hearings on that. President Trump says the decision to block is purely political, that his Justice Department will take it to the Supreme Court. I say, good. Let’s see if federal law, as written, and which is pretty clear means anything anymore. Let’s see. In the meantime, anybody coming here from the seven nations cited by President Trump can expect a substantial wait at the airport. And that is the memo."