Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Saturday tweeted in support of numerous protests that sprang up Saturday over President Trump’s executive order banning many refugees and others from predominantly Muslim nations.
“I stand with the people gathered across the country tonight defending our values & our Constitution. This is not who we are,” Clinton tweeted.
I stand with the people gathered across the country tonight defending our values & our Constitution. This is not who we are.
The tweet came amid backlash over Trump’s order handed down Friday that bars Syrian refugees indefinitely and halts the resettlement of all refugees for four months as the administration reviews its vetting process.
The order also denies entry for 90 days for individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries: Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Libya and Yemen.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers has denounced the executive action over the weekend, as the Trump administration defended the directive and Trump insisted during remarks in the Oval Office that it was not a “Muslim ban.”
Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) railed against the order on Twitter, arguing it undermined the Constitution and was too extreme. Democratic Sens. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), Kamala Harris (Calif.) and Chris Murphy (Conn.) also blasted the order.