Rawstory – p. Mark Pocan (D-WI) became one of the first lawmakers to speak on the House floor about impeaching President Donald Trump on Thursday.
During time allotted for general speeches, Pocan presented a map of the seven majority-Muslim countries that had been the focus of Trump’s recent travel ban.
The Wisconsin Democrat pointed out that the president had excluded all countries in the Middle East where he had business interests.
“These countries were excluded from the executive order despite being home to many of the terrorists who carried out 9/11,” Pocan explained. “I’m not saying we should ban people from these countries. I firmly oppose any ban based on nationality or religion. But it is unacceptable that business interests have played potentially a role in such a destructive policy, a policy that also makes our country less safe in the long run.”
Pocan blasted the White House for using “alternative facts” in its claim that only 109 people were impacted by the travel ban.