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Federal Judge Temporarily Blocked The Immigration Ban - Now He’s Facing Backlash From Trump

When anyone crosses President Donald Trump, you can usually expect to hear about it in the president's twitter feed over the next couple of days. As per usual, the president has taken to lashing out at the federal judge who blocked his temporary ban on immigration.

On Saturday Morning, President Trump tweeted that U.S. District Senior Judge James Robart. "The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!" he tweeted.

"What is our country coming to when a judge can halt a Homeland Security travel ban and anyone, even with bad intentions, can come into U.S.?" the president said in a later tweet.

"Because the ban was lifted by a judge, many very bad and dangerous people may be pouring into our country. A terrible decision," he added.

In a sequence of several more tweets, the president reiterated what a bad decision it was for the judge to lift his executive action, and how it puts the country at risk. "If something happens blame him and court system," President Trump announced.

Judge Robart, appointed by President George W. Bush in 2004, was voted in with unanimous support from the Senate. He was an attorney for 30 years before taking the bench. He has a long history of assisting immigrants.

“Working with people who have an immediate need and an immediate problem that you are able to help with is the most satisfying aspect in the practice of law,” he said before the Judiciary Committee in 2004. “If I am fortunate enough to be confirmed by the Senate, I will take that experience to the courtroom with me, recognizing that you need to treat everyone with dignity and respect, and to engage them so that when they leave the courtroom they feel like that had a fair trial and that they were treated as a participant in the system.”

U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy of the Senate Judiciary Committee who voted to confirm Robart condemns the president's comments.

“The president’s hostility toward the rule of law is not just embarrassing, it is dangerous. He seems intent on precipitating a constitutional crisis,” Leahy said in a statement. “And now he is attempting to bully and disparage yet another federal judge — this one appointed by a Republican president and confirmed by a Republican Senate — for having the audacity to do his job and apply the rule of the law.”

Source: USA Today
Photo: Mad World News

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