The Senate Minority Leader and other Democrats described “awful” conditions for migrants at a facility they visited at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Sen. Chris Coons, a chief sponsor of the No Ban Act, called Trump’s executive order “a stain on America’s reputation.”
Trump said he had dismissed a proposal from Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham to reopen the government for several weeks and continue dealing with Democrats over money for the wall.
“This country is being ripped apart here, and we’ve got to make sure we do due diligence,” Flake told the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Democracy dies on vacation.
The nine lawmakers asked for "a written and public commitment" that DOJ officials wouldn't interfere with Mueller's probe.
Trump court nominee Howard Nielson told senators not to worry about that time he attacked a gay judge's impartiality.
"President Trump's action today is an affront to who we are as Americans," says Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.).
But will all these members of Congress actually do anything to check Trump?
Many politicians did challenge Trump's failure to seek congressional authorization.
If only they'd had more time, Sen. Chris Coons said.
"This assault on our democracy demands as robust a resistance as we can possibly mount."