Rubio: State Department Not Talking To My Staff About Travel Ban

UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 15: Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., talks with a reporter aboard the Senate subway after a vote in the Capitol, September 15, 2016. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) (CQ Roll Call via AP Images)
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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said that his staff was trying to seek additional details about President Trump’s executive order on immigration, but they were told by the State Department that the agency had been ordered not to share information with Congress.

“They’re aren’t a lot of answers as of today. In fact, my staff was told the State Department, as of today, was ordered not to talk to Congress about this issue,” Rubio told reporters Monday evening. “I don’t know the reason. Maybe, perhaps, they’re still kind of working through how this is going to apply, so perhaps they don’t want to give us information that is wrong.”

Rubio was one of several members of the Senate Monday night who expressed frustration with the Trump administration that neither Congress nor federal agencies had been briefed on Trump’s executive orders on immigration, which banned immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries for a period of time as well as halted the Refugee Resettlement program.

Representing a tourist-reliant state, Rubio said his office had several questions it would liked answered, but they still were waiting for details. One reporter in the scrum asked again why that might be the case.

“That is what we were told. You’d have to confirm that separately,” Rubio said. “We reached out to State Department, and we were told the directive was that they were not to share any information today. Again, I suppose its because they aren’t clear what to tell us yet, but that cannot be a permanent position.”

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  1. Gee, Little Marco looks a little too toasted nutty brown to be here, doesn’t he? Especially when you consider that he is receiving GOVERNMENT BENEFITS!!! I mean, does he REALLY belong in our great nation? I say send him back where he came from on a floating door! Enough of this terrorist scum!!!

  2. Oh, and BTW, one other thing: Fuck you, Marco! I don’t even know how you can manage to speak while your tongue is wedged in that orange motherfucker’s ass. Maybe you can get a ventriloquist gig like that other racist jagoff, Jeff Dunham.

  3. Rubio was one of several members of the Senate Monday night who expressed frustration with the Trump administration that neither Congress nor federal agencies had been briefed on Trump’s executive orders on immigration

    I wonder if Bannon has figured out yet that ‘vetting’ a presidential directive is more complicated than just running a spellcheck on the text?

  4. Here’s a hint Little Marco. Say “no” just once to anything he wants you to do. And when he calls you names, say “no” to the next thing he wants you to do. You just got reelected.

  5. but they were told by the State Department that the agency had been ordered not to share information with Congress.

    Fuck. How long before we can call a coup a coup?

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