Amid stepped-up security measures, the White House announced an electronics ban on carry-on luggage for U.S.-bound flights from 8 Muslim-majority countries.
…a decision that was endorsed by an unlikely Democratic lawmaker.
The eight countries named Tuesday are Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
The ban is reportedly based on intelligence indicating a possible terrorist attack on commercial airliners, Fox News reported.
Electronics ban issued for US-bound flights from 8 Muslim-majority countries pic.twitter.com/lyphTK5RA7
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) March 21, 2017
Of all people to support the White House decision was Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee.
The California Democrat is a fierce Trump critic, but sided with the president, saying the ban is “necessary and proportional to the threat,” according to Morning Consult’s Amir Anasr:
Top Dem on House Intel Schiff says new laptop/tablet ban is "necessary and proportional to the threat," says was briefed on it this weekend pic.twitter.com/9iE2EQFHHQ
— Amir Nasr (@amir_anasr) March 21, 2017
Funny how Democrats change their tune when faced with real-world intelligence that could result in significant loss of life.
The intelligence only confirms the administration’s concerns about being able to better vet travelers from the Middle East, but a recurring theme on social media was how soon before a liberal judge rules the ban is illegal.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
@foxandfriends good now if they can expand that to PEOPLE from muslim majorities then their doing something ‼
— whfla (@WalterWhfla) March 21, 2017
@foxandfriends Expect the 9th District and/or Hawaii to block it at any moment cuz it hinders persons civil rights. They might have meltdown
— Aunt Ro (@rbrians2) March 21, 2017
@foxandfriends Yup, you can blow us up once you get here just not on the way here… don’t worry we don’t need to vet you?!?!
— L_Back (@L_Back) March 21, 2017
@foxandfriends Terrific, We can ban electronics but not potential terrorists from these countries? #Priorities #NinthCircuit #TravelBan
— DeeDee (@dkrwilliams) March 21, 2017
@foxandfriends OMG is the 9th District going to Block This
— bubbe (@joycesmith360) March 21, 2017
@foxandfriends odds are 10 too 1against that b4 lunchtime a “libturd” judge in Hawaii will strike it down lol
— dennis scroggins (@FrecksDad) March 21, 2017
@foxandfriends so when will a liberal activist judge decide that this is illegal?
— Eric Turner (@e53turner) March 21, 2017
Wait a minute.They can ban devices but can’t ban people?
The devices will go to the 9th District Court & overturn the ban.
— Coach Cam (@coachcamxxx) March 21, 2017
@foxandfriends where’s the protests? shouldn’t terrorists be allowed to blow up planes w electronics? ?
— lets go mets (@mikeb5114) March 21, 2017
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