Nominees spoke against Muslim registries and banning people based on religion.
The media has gone ballistic during the first week of confirmation hearings for President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees since the most of them have different views than Trump.
Trump has shown thin skin with those who disagree with him so of course the press has attempted to stir the pot even more, but it has not worked.
All of my Cabinet nominee are looking good and doing a great job. I want them to be themselves and express their own thoughts, not mine!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 13, 2017
Unlike the rest of the media, I found the differences refreshing and eased my mind a little about having Trump as president. They all promised to stand up to Trump when they view him as wrong and will not give into his demands if they find them unconstitutional.
On the campaign trail, Trump caused a stir when he suggested Muslim registries and very strict immigration reform. He has since softened his view, but the media refuses to acknowledge that.
The media expressed shock when his Cabinet nominations came out against the idea of a Muslim registry. Attorney General nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) pledged over and over that he will protect a Muslim’s Constitutional rights and opposed any sort of registry:
He said he did not support an outright ban on Muslim immigration, as Mr. Trump frequently suggested during the presidential campaign. “I have no belief and do not support the idea that Muslims as a religious group should be denied admission to the United States,” Mr. Sessions said. But he noted that Mr. Trump has since clarified that restrictions should be placed on immigration from countries that support terrorism, which Mr. Sessions said was lawful.
General John Kelly, nominee for Department of Homeland Secretary, told his committee that quite a few “of Trump’s campaign proposals targeted at Muslims would likely be unconstitutional and said he disagreed with the idea of targeting individuals on the sole basis of their religion.”
Kelly also agreed that securing America’s border with Mexico remains important, but stressed that the real problem begins south of Mexico.
Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson does not approve of a full rejection of all people from one faith, but said that those who come from countries with a higher terror risk should receive more vetting. He could even fathom how a Muslim registry would even work.
General James Mattis, nominee for Secretary of Defense, referred to Tel Aviv as the capitol of Isreal. Trump has emphasized his desire to move the U.S embassy to Jerusalem, but Mattis said America “should continue treating Tel Aviv as Israel’s capitol” because “that’s where all the government people are.”
So instead of bitching and trying to cause more problems, maybe the media should embrace the fact that Trump has surrounded himself with people who hold their own thoughts and will not conform to his. I know, I know. That’s asking a lot from the media and the left.DONATE
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