LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — There have been extra protests in Louisville towards President Trump’s immigration order Tuesday afternoon.
A number of dozen protesters held indicators outdoors the federal constructing close to the nook of S. seventh Road and W. Broadway to protest each President Trump’s government orders associated to immigration, in addition to the proposed wall he plans to construct between the U.S. and Mexico.
Rev. Daybreak Cooley, who led the protesters, says she is indignant with U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell as a result of, they are saying, he isn’t taking calls from constituents at his Washington D.C. workplace.
“One of many issues — the problems — we’re having with Senator McConnell is that he shut down his Washington D.C. phone line, and also you’re unable to go away a message,” Rev. Cooley stated. “The truth is, a few of his native Kentucky numbers as properly, he is not taking calls at. So how is he supposed to listen to what the desire of his constituents are if he is not answering our telephone calls?”
Rev. Cooley famous the rising crowd and stated it exhibits how indignant she believes the general public is with President Trump.
“I feel it displays the frustration that we’re feeling — that we’re not being listened to,” she stated. “President Trump is pushing an agenda that we discover oppressive — that the ban on Muslims getting into the nation is unconstitutional and un-American, the thought of utilizing taxpayer cash to construct a wall alongside the border with Mexico isn’t what we stand for as a rustic, and we’re taking a stand and saying we cannot hold placing up with this.”
When challenged about her assertion that President Trump is implementing a “ban on Muslims getting into the nation” — President Trump has stated that it isn’t a ban on Muslims, however a ban immigrants from a number of nations the place he believes terrorism is taking root — Rev. Cooley criticized the record of nations itself.
“Properly, nice. That is pretty,” Rev. Cooley stated. “As a result of he is utilizing nations that have not despatched any terrorists who’ve perpetrated any acts of terrorism, and the nations which have despatched are off the ban. It is simply not constant.”
In an interview with ABC Information over the weekend, Sen. McConnell stated that whereas he usually helps President Trump’s plan to tighten the vetting course of on immigrants getting into the nation, he warned towards the implementation of any particular spiritual litmus check.
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