Bernie Sanders Rages Against Muslim Ban Outside Supreme Court
Bernie Sanders spoke out against Trump’s Muslim ban during a rally outside the Supreme Court. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.
"Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who has taken a leading role in Democratic messaging, said Sunday that the Senate needs "to pass legislation immediately which effectively rescinds Trump's un-American and unconstitutional ban on people from seven Muslim countries from entering the United States" and to slow the nomination process.
"Almost without exception, Trump's Cabinet nominees are extremely controversial and way outside of the American mainstream," Sanders said. "In my view, the Senate needs to take as much time as possible on the floor for a full discussion and debate about each of these nominees."
For the party's restive base, that fight - just nine days into the new president's term - could not come soon enough. While Democrats have embraced the protests against Trump and Republican policies, and while some helped organize more than 70 rallies on Jan. 15 against repeal of the Affordable Care Act, progressives have criticized the party for not voting en masse against Trump's Cabinet picks.
"You better show up ready to do real work on Monday after all this pro bono work we, the people, did for you on our day off," said CNN host W. Kamau Bell in a Saturday night tweet.
In several cases, Democratic lawmakers took one of the most basic steps available to them as members of Congress: They provided services for constituents. Reps. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and Nydia M. Velázquez, D-N.Y., who represent parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn, showed up at John F. Kennedy International Airport and helped activists and attorneys seek the quick release of green-card holders and refugees stuck in legal limbo after their arrival.”*
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Hosts: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian
Published on Jan 31, 2017
Topics: Muslim Ban