WASHINGTON, DC-Embattled New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez who narrowly skirted federal corruption charges last November is now facing criticism from his constituents after calling for an end to President’s Trump’s travel restrictions against nations known to support international terrorism.
Under Trump’s executive order last year, touted by Menendez and his fellow Democrats puts tighter restrictions of travelers from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen.
According to the Pew Research Center in 2010, there were 50 Muslim-majority countries. Around 62% of the world’s Muslims live in the Asia-Pacific region. Under Trump’s order, 90% of the world’s “Muslim” nations face no travel restrictions.
That didn’t stop Menendez from turning the issue into a religious one and not a public safety issue, angering many of his constituents.
“A travel ban targeting Muslim nations is a Muslim ban,” Menendez said today. “That isn’t what we stand for.”
“So if North Koreans and members of Venezuela’s government are included in the ban, how is it a Muslim ban?” asked Adrian Decker. “If it is a Muslim ban and Trump used Obama’s list, does that make Obama anti-Muslim? Guarantee Mr Menendez doesn’t have those answers.”
“No it isn’t. Quit lying,” responded Holly Hasbrouck.
Our nation stands for freedom of religion. We stand for tolerance. We stand for bringing many people & cultures together. From many, one.
— Senator Bob Menendez (@SenatorMenendez) April 25, 2018
“The Democrats are destroying America. They don’t care about us and our security,” Michael Devine told Menendez.
Menendez is calling on the Supreme Court to overturn the President’s travel ban and restore the flow of refugees from war-torn countries such as Syria and Iraq, even after many European countries are reporting upswings in violence and rape in their nations after allowing those refugees into their countries.
“You mean the countries on Obama’s list?” asked Joe Bartiromo.
” In this current environment we must profile and use common sense for the protection of our citizens, you know this,” said Larry Nelson. “Instead of grandstanding and saying what you think is politically correct why don’t you actually work with law enforcement and see what you can do to secure our public.”
A German study linked a sharp increase in violence in that country to the influx of Muslim refugees from countries identified in Trump’s travel restrictions. Crime is up over 10% in regions of Germany where Muslims were provided a safe haven.
“We need a Menendez ban,” said George Sam.
“I cannot believe the folks in Jersey keep electing this guy,” said Toby Brockman.
In closing, Carol Farrante told Menendez, “Can’t wait to vote you out!”