Ted Cruz Grills Sally Yates For Refusing To Defend Travel Ban Executive Order 5/8/17

Ted Cruz Grills Sally Yates For Refusing To Defend Travel Ban Executive Order 5/8/17

Ted Cruz Grills Sally Yates on Refusing To Defend Travel ban Executive Order 5/8/17. Ted Cruz and former acting Attorney General Sally Yates squared off in a testy showdown over President Donald Trump‘s proposed travel ban — which, in its original form, proposed a ban on travel to the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries.
Yates was fired by Trump after refusing to implement the ban, which was eventually ruled to be unconstitutional by a Federal Circuit Court.
The Texas senator, in his allotted time for questioning at Monday’s Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing about interference in the 2016 election, pressed Yates on the ban. He asked if she was familiar with 8 U.S.C. 1182. Yates said she wasn’t.“Well, it is the binding statutory authority for the executive order that you refused to implement and that led to your termination,” Cruz said. “So it certainly is a relevant and not a terribly obscure statute.”
Cruz then proceeded to quote from the statute:
Whenever the President finds that the entry of any alien or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interest of the United States, he may by proclamation and for such period as he shall deem necessary suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or non-immigrants or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem appropriate.
“Would you agree that that is broad statutory authorization?” Cruz asked.
Yates wasted no time with her response:
“I would, and I am familiar with that, and I’m also familiar with an additional provision of the INA that says ‘no person shall receive preference or be discriminated against in issuance of a visa because of race, nationality or place of birth.’ That, I believe, was promulgated after the statute that you just quoted. And that’s been part of the discussion with the courts with respect to the INA is whether this more specific statute trumps the first one that you just described. But my concern was not an INA concern here. It rather was a Constitutional concern, whether or not the executive order here violated the Constitution specifically with the establishment clause and equal protection and due process.”

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20 Responses

  1. Saundra Ramirez says:

    sally just bodied him.

  2. Brian Huffman says:

    DAMN, who gave Sally Yates a flamethrower?! She destroyed that fat, useless excuse for a senator.

  3. Injustice360 says:

    Where is the grilling?

  4. Ikjyot Singh Kohli says:

    Whoa, Yates just took him down.

  5. Rod Arsenault says:

    what a sleazy greasy little man

  6. harold thomas says:

    Seems to me they picked the wrong one and the wrong day. To me she was trying to protect the president and this ass wipe fired her for what? She is far too intelligent and knowledgeable for these clowns, she was ready…

  7. Jon O says:

    cruz is a cuck

  8. Chris Garcia says:

    Ted Cruz just got owned. His days are numbered.

  9. George Jenkins says:

    Yates needs to go to jail also !!!!

  10. pmd88 says:

    Way, way off topic, Ted. In any case, her answer, in my non-lawyer opinion, made sense. Two courts have agreed with her.

  11. pmd88 says:

    Notice that the two Senators that got burned, Cruz and Cornyn, both left before the hearing was over.

  12. Margaret Harper says:

    Did she lose her job?

  13. Red Dawn says:

    Lying Ted – An orange idiot.

  14. Michael Lancette says:

    the liberals on here are funny. She went against an executive order. in her position she cannot do so. the executive was just and she went against it because of her feelings about it not because of its legality. cruz nailed her. her job was to follow an order…a just one but she refused. that equals termination.

  15. cee dee says:

    Ted just Cruz’d up to the Yates of Hell and got burned.

  16. Frank Winkhorst says:

    Funny, the courts agreed with Yates’s opinion that the order was illegal. In Cruz’s little mind that never happened. What I want to know is who let this threat to democracy into the country?

  17. latuya64 says:

    you crying yet cruz??

  18. Diana B says:

    Sally Yates shut Ted Cruz down! Made him look like an idiot. To be honest, he is stupid because he’s now involved in organized crime just like Trump is. Don will eventually be impeached but the republican congress needs to grow a set. They are afraid of him because of his involvement with the mob.

  19. Rex W says:

    If only Trey Gowdy were allowed to be on that committee

  20. Black ★ says:

    Damn she is beautiful and smart, and way out of my league 🙁

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