According to WV Metro News:
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) voiced his opposition Monday to President Donald Trump’s executive order that halted immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries and stopped Syrian refugees from coming into the United States.
“After taking the time to review this new executive order and discuss its impacts, I believe the scope and executions of the President’s action are not a common sense approach,” Manchin said in a statement. “We should focus all our efforts on identifying potential terrorists, but common sense would tell you a that a 5 year old trying to join their family does not present a threat to our country.”
The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that:
Shelley Moore Capito, voiced support for Trump’s executive order, arguing that “we must protect our homeland and that means ensuring those entering our nation are thoroughly vetted.”
It would be up to the federal court system to decide whether the executive order is legal, she said, but said she didn’t believe the executive order was “about targeting a specific religion,” as former New York mayor and Trump adviser Rudy Giuliani suggested this weekend.
Capito said the “rollout created some confusion and more clarification is needed,” and said she doesn’t support customs officials stopping Iraqi translators who aided the U.S. military, as some were over the weekend.
According to the G-M:
Rep. David McKinley’s office said they would send a note if they had a comment.
A note? Thanks for keeping us informed, Congressman.