John McCain and Lindsey Graham Stand Against Trump, Trump says Stop Trying “to Start WWIII”!

Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) have found a way to become even more popular among Democrats — they’ve gotten on President Donald Trump’s bad side. In the wake of Trump’s decision to sign an Executive Order pressing pause on migration from 7 majority Muslim countries, the two Senators decided to release a joint statement decrying the order.

Here’s what McCain and Graham said:

“Our government has a responsibility to defend our borders, but we must do so in a way that makes us safer and upholds all that is decent and exceptional about our nation. 

“It is clear from the confusion at our airports across the nation that President Trump’s executive order was not properly vetted. We are particularly concerned by reports that this order went into effect with little to no consultation with the Departments of State, Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security. 

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“Such a hasty process risks harmful results. We should not stop green-card holders from returning to the country they call home. We should not stop those who have served as interpreters for our military and diplomats from seeking refuge in the country they risked their lives to help. And we should not turn our backs on those refugees who have been shown through extensive vetting to pose no demonstrable threat to our nation, and who have suffered unspeakable horrors, most of them women and children.

“Ultimately, we fear this executive order will become a self-inflicted wound in the fight against terrorism. At this very moment, American troops are fighting side-by-side with our Iraqi partners to defeat ISIL. But this executive order bans Iraqi pilots from coming to military bases in Arizona to fight our common enemies. Our most important allies in the fight against ISIL are the vast majority of Muslims who reject its apocalyptic ideology of hatred. This executive order sends a signal, intended or not, that America does not want Muslims coming into our country. That is why we fear this executive order may do more to help terrorist recruitment than improve our security.”

The President was not happy that the two senior Senators were so quick to judge and he took to Twitter to let them know just how upset he was.

The President’s tweets coupled with Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s (D-HI) recent fact-finding mission in Syria seem to both imply that McCain and Graham are dangerous for America.

Gabbard recently made a surreptitious trip to Syria to study the situation there with her own eyes and ears. What she found was a nation in turmoil where there was NO moderate opposition to speak of, which prompted her to beg her colleagues to “stop arming the terrorists.”

“Under U.S. law it is illegal for any American to provide money or assistance to al-Qaeda, ISIS or other terrorist groups. If you or I gave money, weapons or support to al-Qaeda or ISIS, we would be thrown in jail. Yet the U.S. government has been violating this law for years, quietly supporting allies and partners of al-Qaeda, ISIL, Jabhat Fateh al Sham and other terrorist groups with money, weapons, and intelligence support, in their fight to overthrow the Syrian government…

That is why I’ve introduced the Stop Arming Terrorists bill—legislation based on congressional action during the Iran-Contra affair to stop the CIA’s illegal arming of rebels in Nicaragua. It will prohibit any Federal agency from using taxpayer dollars to provide weapons, cash, intelligence, or any support to al-Qaeda, ISIS and other terrorist groups, and it will prohibit the government from funneling money and weapons through other countries who are directly or indirectly supporting terrorists.”

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) made a similar argument years ago, begging his colleagues to save the taxpayers money and keep our weapons out of terrorist hands… sadly, no one listened then. Will they listen now?

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