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McCollum Joins Congressional Democrats Protesting Trump’s Discriminatory Executive Order

January 30, 2017
Press Release

Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) joined House and Senate Democrats and a crowd of thousands on the steps of the Supreme Court on Monday night speaking out against President Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees, discriminating against Muslim immigrants, and targeting Muslim Americans.

“I am proud to stand with my colleagues and millions of Americans who strongly oppose President Trump’s cruel executive order. As Minnesotans and Americans, we embrace openness and tolerance, not bigotry and discrimination,” Congresswoman McCollum said. “Democrats are ready to overturn President Trump’s order and stop the harm it is causing our country. It is time for Republicans to get off the sidelines, join us, and stop Trump’s unjust action.”

The Statue of Liberty Values Act (SOLVE) Act, which Congresswoman McCollum co-sponsored alongside more than 160 House Democrats, would immediately invalidate President Trump’s executive order and ensure that no funds or fees are used to carry it out. On Monday night, House Republicans blocked a motion that would have allowed the House to consider and vote on the SOLVE Act.