Anchor Dana Bash cites “TV gremlins” as the reason that Republican Representative Scott Taylor, Iraqi war veteran, was cut-off after he mentioned an FBI report about refugee crime statistics following Trump’s signing of his new “Muslim Ban.”
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In the video, Taylor states that he is a member of the appropriations committee that funds the Department of Homeland Security. He then refers to a new report by the FBI that states that 30% of current domestic terrorism investigations by the bureau are of refugees. After stating, “It’s important not to label all refugees bad people, that’s not why I’m here,” Taylor’s feed is then lost.
Bash blames “TV gremlins.”
However, CNN has been the subject of recent scrutiny regarding cutting off people that disagree with their news narrative. Last month, CNN cut off Bernie Sanders after he called CNN “fake news” on-air.
President Trump has signed his newest iteration of the “Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States” executive order, nicknamed by online critics as “Muslim Ban 2.” The executive order was signed just 2-weeks after Trump decided to drop the appeal of his January 27 immigration executive order, titled “Protection Of The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States.” The new executive order, unlike the previous one, will not be enacted immediately but will begin on Thursday, March 16. It also drops Iraq from the list of “banned” countries. However, CNN reports that the new law still prohibits citizens from Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Sudan from entering the U.S. for 90 days.
The announcement of when the new ban would be implemented was made by White House counselor to President Donald Trump, Kellyanne Conway, yesterday morning on Fox & Friends. One of the major points of contention surrounding the previous ban was that it was implemented immediately, causing chaos at airports in the United States and around the world.
Trump’s new order also rectifies a major point of concern from the previous ban. In the new ban, anyone that has already been issued a green card or visa is not affected by the ban. It just applies to new green card and visa seekers. Conway told Fox & Friends, “If you have travel docs, if you actually have a visa, if you are a legal permanent resident, you are not covered under this particular executive action… Also, Iraq is no longer on the list based on their enhanced screening and reporting measures.”