2017-01-31 17:33:37

Former Watergate Prosecutor: We Need Officials Who Will Stand Up to Trump

More than 100 employees of the State Department have signed on to drafts of a dissent memo that condemns Trump’s executive order. One draft of the memo reads, "This ban stands in opposition to the core American and constitutional values that we, as federal employees, took an oath to uphold. … We have a special obligation to maintain an immigration system that is as free as possible from discrimination, that does not have an implied or actual religious tests, and that views individuals as individuals, not as part of stereotyped groups." As news of the dissent memo broke Monday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer threatened State Department officials, saying they should quit their jobs if they have a problem with Trump’s "program." We speak to Elizabeth Holtzman and Jill Wine-Banks.

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