U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s extreme vetting pause:
“Like so many Americans, I watched media coverage of President Trump’s announcement of executive orders requiring a cessation of refugees and visitors from seven countries that President Obama coined “areas of concern.” President Trump’s orders prove that yet again, he will act when the former administration would only talk and deliberate.
A ninety-day pause to consider and implement new changes is entirely appropriate. I would like to extend my appreciation to the hardworking federal and state officials who implemented the new rule this weekend.”