U.S. Senator Ben Sasse says it is time to forget the presidential campaign and get to work on issues that impact all Americans.
Many are criticizing the number of executive orders issued by President Trump since taking office two weeks ago. Sasse says the executive branch has been generating more and more power over the past 80 years.
Sasse says, “When the new president comes into office, the last president did all of these things by executive action. One of the things you see the new president doing is rolling back a number of those executive orders. In general I support rolling back executive actions that were done before but I’m not going to be supporting any president of any party in the future that tries to advance more executive unilateralism.” He went on to say that we need a legislature that focuses on fewer but more important issues and the executive branch should execute these laws.
When it comes to the new economic sanctions on Iran that impact about two dozen individuals and businesses, Sasse said wants to review the actions before commenting further. Sasse was flying to Omaha when much of that news broke today.
Protests continue after President Trump signed an executive order on immigration that focuses mainly on seven Muslim countries. Sasse says the most important thing to remember and acknowledge is that we live in a dangerous world and extreme vetting is necessary. Sasse says, “In places like Syria and Libya, central governments have functionally collapsed. There are huge ungoverned spaces with terrorist training sanctuaries. There are a lot of refugees that Nebraskans rightfully want to be sympathetic to but we know that the jihadist try to masquerade as refugees and infiltrate those refugee flows. The goal of the administration is to make sure we are doing adequate vetting of people coming out of certain regions is the right goal.”