Trump’s travel ban isn't being reinstated – how MN lawmakers are responding

"I hope it is soon struck down for good," Sen. Al Franken said.
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On Thursday, an appeals court in California declined to reinstate the travel ban imposed by the Trump administration. That means the travel restrictions are suspended while courts consider whether President Donald Trump’s order is constitutional.

Here's how Minnesota lawmakers are responding:

Sen. Al Franken

Franken released a statement right after the announcement saying, "I am encouraged by the appeals court’s decision that questions the constitutionality of this terrible order."

Franken also called Trump's order "disgraceful" and "harmful."

"I hope it is soon struck down for good," the senator added.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Klobuchar didn't release a formal statement right away, but she did share the news to her Facebook page.

"When a 'vetting rule' isn't vetted, a check and balance from the independent judiciary is inevitable," the senator wrote. "The president's executive order has caused chaos for families, businesses, and communities across our country."

Lt. Gov. Tina Smith

The lieutenant governor didn't release a formal statement yet, either. However, she shared the news on Twitter saying, "Three cheers for an independent judiciary!"

We take it she's excited about the decision.

Attorney General Lori Swanson

Minnesota's attorney general also released a statement Thursday night. She called the executive order "haphazard in its approach," and added that it "created needless chaos."

"A more deliberate approach by the Administration could have avoided this litigation," Swanson said.

Swanson noted that the White House hasn't yet identified any detainees who posed a risk to national security.

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