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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Paul Ryan to Sue a Future Pres Trump Over Muslim Migration Pause

In a sit-down interview with the anti-Trump publication the Huffington Post, House Speaker Paul Ryan suggested that he might sue President Trump if he were to enact a temporary pause on Muslim migration into the United States.

The Huffington Post writes:

In a sit-down interview in his ceremonial Capitol Hill office on Thursday, Ryan told The Huffington Post that Trump does not have “a blank check” with his endorsement… On the topic of Trump’s proposed Muslim ban and his statements that he could enact such a policy without Congress, Ryan noted that Republicans were releasing part of their agenda on executive overreach that very day, and, in news that’s sure to please Trump, Ryan suggested that he and the House of Representatives were prepared to sue a Republican president if need be.

“I would sue any president that exceeds his or her powers,” Ryan said.

It’s unclear, however, if Ryan thinks Trump enacting a ban on Muslims entering the country would actually exceed presidential powers. “That’s a legal question that there’s a good debate about,” Ryan said, pointing to the 1952 Immigration and Nationality Act.



Anonymous said...

Ryan is assuming that he will be in a position to do this.. a pretty arrogant assumption.

KBinLA said...

Here is U.S. Code 8, section 1182, re: inadmissible aliens. This law was written in 1952. It was passed by a Democrat-controlled Congress, House and Senate, and signed by a Democrat president.

"Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by president. Whenever the president finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, the president 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 to be appropriate."

There ya go folks. Sounds to me like Ryan ought to STFU before embarrasses himself further.

Anonymous said...

I heart 9:35!

Thank you for doing my homework for me! I owe you a candy bar at lunch tomorrow! Paul Ryan needs to sit down and stfu.

Anonymous said...

after seeing him ignore current atrocities, it's doubtful he will do this. an idle threat.