Perez on Muslim Ban Hearing
May 15, 2017
DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments over a lower court’s ruling to block Donald Trump’s Muslim ban.
“Donald Trump’s disgusting, discriminatory and un-American Muslim Ban has already been knocked down twice by our courts. Today, the Trump administration tried once again to breathe life into their dead ban with the same old scaremongering and craven falsehoods about what it actually does. But they’re still not fooling anyone. It’s a simple fact that Trump promised to persecute a specific religious group during his campaign, and that’s exactly what he’s hoping to accomplish now.
“These bans have caused chaos at our airports, could cost our economy billions, and worst of all, they continue to fuel discrimination against the Muslim community. This is not who we are as a country. We look forward to the day the court once again rules against President Trump.”