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Schatz Statement On Trump Muslim Ban Ruling

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban.

“What is legal is not always just. A narrow ruling on whether or not the President of the United States is in possession of the statutory authority to implement this policy avoids the basic question of whether or not it’s the right thing to do.

“The Supreme Court made the wrong decision and ignored the evidence that the Muslim ban, even the more narrowly tailored version, is a xenophobic policy that makes our country no safer than before. The American people know the truth about the Muslim ban: it is un-American and contrary to everything we stand for.”