Jindal: U.S. Should ‘Stop Accepting Flights’ From Nations With Ebola

AP

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) urged the Obama administration on Friday to ban U.S.-bound flights arriving from nations where Ebola has been found.

“We should stop accepting flights from countries that are Ebola stricken,” Jindal said in a news release. “President Obama said it was ‘unlikely’ that Ebola would reach the U.S. Well, it has, and we need to protect our people. But the Obama administration keeps saying they won’t shut down flights. They instead say we should listen to ‘the experts.'”

“In fact, they said it would be counterproductive to stop these flights,” Jindal continued. “That statement defies logic. How exactly would stopping the entry of people potentially carrying the Ebola virus be counterproductive? This seems to be an obvious step to protect public health in the United States.”

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