Fact Checker Says The Judge Who Blocked Trump Is Wrong
The Associated Press is reporting that the federal judge who blocked President Trump’s travel ban was completely wrong in claims that he made.
Judge James Robart stated that no one from the seven countries on Trump’s travel ban list had been arrested for extremism in the United States since the September 11 terror attacks in 2001.
It all started when Judge Robart had asked a Justice Department lawyer just how many people from the seven countries had been arrested for extremism since 9/11. When the lawyer said she didn’t know he responded by saying, “Let me tell, you, the answer to that is none, as best I can tell. You’re here arguing on behalf of someone that says we have to protect the United States from these individuals coming from these countries and there’s no support for that.”
A little bit of digging by the Associated Press quickly proved those comments as very inaccurate.
From The AP:
Just last October, an Iraqi refugee living in Texas pleaded guilty to attempting to provide support to the Islamic State group, accused of taking tactical training and wanting to blow himself up in an act of martyrdom. In November, a Somali refugee injured 11 in a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University, and he surely would have been arrested had he not been killed by an officer…
…In addition to the cases from last fall, for instance, two men from Iraq were arrested in Kentucky in 2011 and convicted on charges that they plotted to send money and weapons to al-Qaida.
The Gateway Pundit was one of the first to report that Judge James Robart supports the radical group, Black Lives Matter.
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