Our wonderfully determined President, Donald Trump, has announced that he plans to issue a new executive order by next week!
The DOJ has requested a federal appeals court to refrain from taking any action on the legal battle over the first order until the new one is put into place.
Trump said the new EO will “comprehensively protect our country,” and implied that it may hold new vetting processes. “Extreme vetting will be put in place, and it already is in place in many places,” he said.
Trump also added that they have “had to go quicker than we thought” due to the federal appeals court not lifting the suspension on his first issued travel ban.
A new executive order would not necessarily end the litigation over Trump’s travel ban – particularly if it were not a dramatic departure from the original directive.
Justice Department lawyers, though, seemed to think it would have a major impact. In a court filing Thursday, they urged a federal appeals court to delay reconsidering a three-judge panel’s decision to freeze the travel ban because a new order was coming.
“Rather than continuing this litigation, the President intends in the near future to rescind the Order and replace it with a new, substantially revised Executive Order to eliminate what the panel erroneously thought were constitutional concerns,” the lawyers wrote. “In so doing, the President will clear the way for immediately protecting the country rather than pursuing further, potentially time-consuming litigation.”
It sure would be nice if they would allow the president to do his job. This is ridiculous! I am so glad that he does not give up easily!