End the Judicial Misconduct that Risks American Lives

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Third time, it turns out, is not the charm.  At least that’s true so far with respect to President Trump’s efforts to protect Americans from immigrants wishing to do us harm.

The President has exercised his constitutional and statutory authority to do just that with three different executive orders, only to have one or more federal judges block their implementation.  There are a couple of lessons to be learned from all this:

First, leftist judges have no business countermanding lawful presidential efforts to restrict immigration from failed and/or hostile states.  Period.

Second, the Supreme Court, which has already to varying degrees acted to correct lower courts on this question, needs to do so definitively now.

And third, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell needs to finish dismantling Senate procedural techniques that have slow-rolled the confirmation of Mr. Trump’s nominees to the federal judiciary.

This is Frank Gaffney.

About Frank Gaffney, Jr.

Frank Gaffney is the Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. Under Mr. Gaffney's leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters. Mr. Gaffney formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Previously, he was a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee under the chairmanship of the late Senator John Tower, and a national security legislative aide to the late Senator Henry M. Jackson.