Quotes from people who once spoke out against a Muslim ban:
Mike Pence (Vice President): Then: “Calls to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. are offensive and unconstitutional.” - Mike Pence, December 8 2015 Now: Stood by Trump as he signed the executive order. He nodded along as Trump said, “I’m establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States. We don’t want ‘em here.”
Paul Ryan (Speaker of the House): Then: “I do not think a Muslim ban is our country’s interest. I do not think it’s reflective of our principles not only as a party, but as a country.” - Paul Ryan, June 14 2016 Now: “President Trump is right to make sure we are doing everything possible to know exactly who is entering our country.“ - Paul Ryan, January 27, 2017
Reince Preibus (Chief of Staff): Then: "We need to aggressively take on radical Islamic terrorism but not at the expense of our American values.” - Reince Preibus (in response to Trump’s call for a Muslim ban), December 8 2015 Now: No comment.
General James Mattis (Secretary of Defense) Then: “Now, I’ve fought a lot of times. I have never fought in an all-American formation. Where I’ve fought, we’ve had Muslim background troops inside of my formation. So this kind of thing is causing us great damage right now, and it’s sending shock waves through this international system.” - James Mattis (in response to being asked about Trump’s proposed Muslim ban), July 12 2016 Now: Stood by Trump as he signed the executive order. He “took the order and grinned while Pence started clapping.”
Marco Rubio (Senator from Florida): Then: “I disagree with Donald Trump’s latest proposal. His habit of making offensive and outlandish statements will not bring Americans together.” - Marco Rubio (in response to Trump’s call for a Muslim ban), December 7 2015 Now: No comment.
Tim Scott (Senator from South Carolina): Then: “A lot of hyperbolic language is used during campaign season. We need to focus on serious solutions to address the real dangers presented by ISIS.” - Tim Scott (in response to Trump’s call for a Muslim ban), December 7 2015 Now: No comment.
Jim Inhofe (Senator from Oklahoma) Then: “If he had changed instead of saying Muslim and said radical Islam, then I would agree with him. But I don’t agree.” - Jim Inhofe (in response to Trump’s call for a Muslim ban), December 8 2015 Now: No comment.
Michael McCaul (US Representative for Texas’s 10th Congressional District) Then: “We were founded upon freedom of religion, this country is protected by the Constitution, so I would argue that there are questions regarding the constitution — which is our first obligation.” - Michael McCaul (in response to Trump’s call for a Muslim ban), December 8 2015 Now: “Today, President Trump signed an order to help prevent jihadists from infiltrating the United States. With the stroke of a pen, he is doing more to shut down terrorist pathways into this country than the last administration did in eight years.” - Michael McCaul, January 27, 2017
For the sake of fairness, Republicans (currently in power) who have spoken out: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (ish, he warned him against it, but said the courts would decide if the ban went too far), Representatives Charlie Dent, Justin Amash, Barabara Comstock, Brian Fitzpatrick, Mike Coffman, Susan Collins, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Elise Stefanik, and Senators Jeff Flake, Ben Sasse, Lindsey Graham, James Lankford, John Barasso, and John McCain.
Stop asking and telling blk ppl and poc to have faith n a system that continues to show us other wise. After Treyvon Martin Freddie Gray Mike Brown Susan Bland Philando Castile and so many others lives have been taken without anyone paying for it. Just stop tell us All lives matter when it isn’t all lives that r being taken. Stop telling us to believe n a system that was never set up for us n the first.