Taking to the Senate floor Monday night, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) blasted congressional Republicans, urging them to come to the Senate floor to publicly speak out against President Trump’s order temporarily banning immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
Warren repeatedly knocked Republicans during an impassioned speech from the Senate floor, arguing that GOP leadership “will not stand up for what is right.”
“Where are the Senate Republicans when their Republican president issues an order targeting one religious group?” she asked from the Senate floor.
The Massachusetts Democrat specifically called out House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Vice President Mike Pence and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who voiced opposition to a “Muslim ban’ during the White House campaign.
“Where are you now, Paul Ryan? Have you rejected President Trump’s order to impose a religious test for entering our country? Have you introduced a bill to overturn it? You have the power. Where are you?” Warren questioned.
The Massachusetts Senator also shared stories from the Senate floor of individuals impacted by Trump’s order, including an Iranian citizen who she noted was trying to visit his daughter in Massachusetts who is being treated by cancer.
“They are husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, friends and neighbors,” Warren said. “They are people. They are real people.”
Warren added from the Senate floor that Trump’s order is “unconstitutional” and “immoral.”
“We are here tonight because it is a constitutional crisis and because it is a moral crisis,” she said. “We are here tonight to stand up and ask the rest of the United States Senate to overturn Donald Trump’s executive order.”
Watch Warren’s emotional plea to the Senate to overturn President Trump’s executive order to ban certain immigrants from entering the US: