Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Thursday that President Donald Trump should “see the handwriting on the wall” in a federal appeals court’s refusal to reinstate his executive order temporarily barring visitors from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States.
“President Trump ought to see the handwriting on the wall that his executive order is unconstitutional,” Schumer wrote in a statement released Thursday night. “He should abandon this proposal, roll up his sleeves and come up with a real, bipartisan plan to keep us safe.”
Trump tweeted his emphatic response shortly after the ruling.
“SEE YOU IN COURT,” he posted in all-caps.
SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2017
A panel of three judges from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously declined on Thursday to block a lower-court ruling suspending the ban. An appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court is possible.