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Sen. Leahy Accuses Trump of Trying to Spark “Constitutional Crisis”

HeadlineFeb 06, 2017

Robart’s ruling sparked multiple outbursts on Twitter by President Trump, who called Robart a “so-called” judge. Robart was appointed by President George W. Bush and unanimously confirmed by the Senate in 2004. One of Trump’s tweets read: “Just cannot believe a judge would put our country in such peril. If something happens blame him and court system. People pouring in. Bad!” He also wrote, “The judge opens up our country to potential terrorists and others that do not have our best interests at heart. Bad people are very happy!” Trump’s Twitter rant sparked concern from lawmakers, including Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee and said that Trump seems “intent on precipitating a constitutional crisis.” We’ll have more on the legal developments of Trump’s Muslim ban after headlines.

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