Senator Rob Portman on Trump Order: "Extreme Vetting Program That Wasn't Properly Vetted"

by

1 comment
Senator Rob Portman, in an appearance on CNN with Jake Tapper this morning, finally broke his silence on Donald Trump's far-reaching and controversial executive order that limited travel to the U.S. from certain countries: "This was an extreme vetting program that wasn't properly vetted."


The order, which bans visitor travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries for 90 days, spawned protests at airports across the country yesterday, widespread anger across the world, and was the subject of an ACLU suit that led a federal judge to issue a stay on the orders as they pertained to those who were in transit or had arrived and been detained as they took effect.



Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown issued a lengthy and harsh statement on the policies last night.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected].

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club


Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.


Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.


Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.