Arizona Republican Senators Against Trump's Immigration Orders

Published: Monday, January 30, 2017 - 11:07am

As protests spread throughout the country, Arizona’s two Republican U.S. Senators are each coming out against President Trump’s newly-ordered immigration restrictions.

In a joint statement made with South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham, John McCain blasted Trump’s executive order as improperly vetted.

On CBS’s "Face the Nation" he remarked that the directive had been confusing, hasty and risky.

“The bad news is that obviously this process and these conclusions were not vetted," McCain said. "There are so many questions. For instance, it didn’t filter down to our customs people.”

On "Face the Nation," McCain said he fears the new restrictions might make the U.S. more vulnerable to attacks.

Jeff Flake has also come out strongly against the refugee ban saying it is “unacceptable."

President Trump has called the implementation a success, but following Friday’s order, there was a weekend of confusion and protests at airports across the nation.

Trump argued that the new directives on immigration are about “terror and keeping our country safe."

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