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Top Democrat: Trump’s Immigration Ban Proves He’s A ‘Coward’

President Trump’s executive orders on immigration have upset congressional Democrats to the point that they are wondering whether they will be able to work with the administration on any issue.

The Hill reported that the war of words between Trump and the opposition party intensified on Monday, when House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., declared: “Immigrants are the best, the brightest and the bravest coming to our nation. They are brave; President Trump is a coward. And anyone who doesn’t stand up against this ban joins the ranks of cowards.”

The congressman blasted Republican lawmakers who either back Trump’s plans or decline to criticize them. He claimed that only 24 GOP members of the House have come out against the order to temporarily ban immigrants from certain countries and turn away Syrian refugees. “Quite frankly, that’s not enough,” Crowley said. “The vast majority of our Republican colleagues have stayed silent; they’ve (run) away. And that’s shameful.”

The vice chairwoman of the Democratic Caucus, California Rep. Linda Sanchez, told reporters: “I searched mightily to try to characterize what the first 10 days of his presidency have been like, and the only words that come to mind are ‘dumpster fire.’ We have learned a very valuable lesson over the last 10 days, even those of us who had hopes that we could find some common ground.”

Referring to Trump, she continued: “We’re learning not to take him at his word. We’re watching his actions and thinking to ourselves there’s very little chance, I think at this point, that there is anything positive or productive that he is sincere about wanting to work with Democrats on. We are very wary ... very unsettled. We are watching in horror.”

Previously, some Democratic leaders had expressed hope they could be allies of the new administration on some issues. For example, they cited bipartisan support for an infrastructure-improvement bill and the renegotiation of international trade agreements. Now, it appears Democrats could reject all of Trump’s legislative agenda, in much the same way Republicans obstructed many of former President Obama’s proposals.

Source: The Hill
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