List of Reactions by US Senators to Trump’s Muslim Ban

I’m compiling a list of these so that people can know if their Senators have made a statement about Trump’s Muslim ban, and call any Senators who have not made statements and urge them to release one. I’ve also got a list of Representatives here. This is a work in progress; I will keep updating it as I learn more. As far as I know, no Republican Senators or Representatives have condemned the Muslim ban (Update: see below for dissenting Republicans). I count 43 Democrats that have made statements opposing the ban. Feel free to send me links to new statements or let me know what you find out when calling your Senator — either respond on Medium, message me on Twitter or Facebook, or email me at david dot eil at gmail.

Update: Looks like Vox is tracking Republicans, so I am going to stop updating my list since nearly every Democrat has already expressed opposition. I still encourage you to call your representatives, demand to know where they stand, and urge them to make a statement if they have not already.

Suggested script if you are calling:

“Hi, I am a constituent from _______. I am troubled by President Trump’s recent executive orders banning citizens of seven countries from entering the United States. These orders betray our country’s values without making us safer. I want to know Senator ________’s position on President Trump’s actions and what he/she plans to do about them.”

Dissenting Rs: SEVEN (Sasse, Flake, Collins, Hatch, Lankford, McCain, Portman)

Alabama

Richard Shelby — tel. (202) 224–5744

Jeff Sessions — Opposed Muslim ban in his Senate confirmation hearing; no statement since EO; tel.(202) 224–4124

Alaska

Lisa Murkowski (202) 224–6665

Dan Sullivan (202) 224–3004

Arizona

John McCain “will give ISIS some more propaganda

Jeff Flake: “unacceptable

Arkansas

Boozman (202) 224–4843

Cotton (202) 224–2353

California

Feinstein — “very much regret”

Harris — “this is a Muslim ban”

Colorado

Bennett — “will undermine our values”

Gardner (202) 224–5941

Connecticut

Blumenthal — “runs counter to America’s values and national security”

Murphy — “a gift to ISIS”

Delaware

Carper — “wrong and jeopardizes our ability to lead the world with moral clarity”

Coons “angered and saddened

Florida

Nelson (202) 224–5274

Rubio (202) 224–3041

Georgia

Isakson (202) 224–3643

Perdue (202) 224–3521

Hawaii

Schatz — “Shame. Shame. Shame.”

Hirono — “This is wrong.”

Idaho

Crapo (202) 224–6142

Risch (202) 224–2752

Illinois

Durbin — “US cannot turn its back on children fleeing persecution, genocide, and terror”

Duckworth “will weaken our national security

Indiana

Donnelly “We can make the country even safer and do so in a way that is consistent with our values. The executive order that was signed yesterday by President Trump is not one of those ways.

Young (202) 224–5623

Iowa

Grassley (202) 224–3744

Ernst (202) 224–3254

Kansas

Roberts (202) 224–4774

Moran (202) 224–6521

Kentucky

McConnell (202) 224–2541 “I think we need to be careful…I am opposed to religious tests…the courts will determine whether this is too broad”

Paul (202) 224–4343

Louisiana

Cassidy (202) 224–5824

Kennedy (202) 224–4623

Maine

Collins denounce

King denounce

Maryland

Cardin — “cruel”

Van Hollen “affront to our nation’s values

Massachusetts

Elizabeth Warren: “a betrayal of American values”

Markey: “extreme xenophobia”

Michigan

Stabenow “hurts our families and businesses and doesn’t make us any safer

Peters “extremely alarmed

Minnesota

Klobuchar: “outrageous”

Franken: “disgraceful

Mississippi

Cochran (202) 224–5054

Wicker (202) 224–6253

Missouri

McCaskill — “flies in the face of our sacred value of liberty and freedom of religion”

Blunt (202) 224–5721

Montana

Tester (202) 224–2644

Daines (202) 224–2651

Nebraska

Fischer (202) 224–6551

Sasse “too broad

Nevada

Heller (202) 224–6244

Masto — “the United States is better than this”

New Hampshire

Shaheen — “grossly inhumane”

Hassan — “runs counter to American values

New Jersey

Menendez “unAmerican

Booker — “fundamentally un-American”

New Mexico

Udall RT of this

Heinrich #NoBanNoWall

New York

Chuck Schumer: “backward and nasty”

Gillibrand: “fly in the face of NY values”

North Carolina

Burr (202) 224–3154

Tillis (202) 224–6342

North Dakota

Heitkamp “outrageous

Hoeven (202) 224–2551

Ohio

Brown statement

Portman “an extreme vetting proposal that didn’t get the vetting it should have had

Oklahoma

Inhofe (202) 224–4721

Lankford “We can protect the homeland while upholding religious freedom and refuge for the persecuted.”

Oregon

Ron Wyden — “unequivocally un-American”

Jeff Merkley — “a smokescreen for religious discrimination”

Pennsylvania

Casey — “simply un-American”

Toomey (202) 224–4254

Rhode Island

Reed — “counter to America’s interests and values”

Whitehouse “we all lose when the United States loses its standing as a place for children and families fleeing war and persecution to find peace and a chance to build a new life.”

South Carolina

Graham (202) 224–5972

Scott (202) 224–6121

South Dakota

Thune (202) 224–2321

Rounds (202) 224–5842

Tennessee

Alexander (202) 224–4944

Corker (202) 224–3344

Texas

Cornyn (202) 224–2934

Cruz (202) 224–5922

Utah

Hatch “urge the new administration to move quickly to tailor its policy…as narrowly as possible

Lee “unsure”, has “technical questions”

Vermont

Leahy — “We deplore President Trump’s decision”

Sanders — “We deplore President Trump’s decision”

Virginia

Warner “shameful

Kaine “appalled

Washington

Murray “President Trump has slammed the door…”

Cantwell “betray[s] our tradition of diversity and acceptance

West Virginia

Manchin 202–224–3954

Capito (202) 224–6472

Wisconsin

Johnson (202) 224–5323

Baldwin “We are better than this.

Wyoming

Enzi (202) 224–6441

Barrasso (202) 224–3424

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