The Democratic Party blasted Donald Trump after the announced firing of Acting Attorney General Sally Yates.
In a statement, Democratic National Committee Senior Adviser Zac Petkanas said, “Donald Trump can try to silence heroic patriots like Sally Yates who dare to speak truth to power about his illegal anti-Muslim ban that emboldens terrorists around the globe. But he cannot silence the growing voices of an American people now wide awake to his tyrannical presidency.”
The Trump administration announced on Monday night that Yates had been relieved of her position after she described Trump’s executive order banning Muslim immigration from 7 nations to the United States as possibly illegal. Yates had instructed Department of Justice lawyers not to defend the order and said, “I am not convinced that the defense of the executive order is consistent with these responsibilities nor am I convinced that the executive order is lawful.”
In a blistering, amateurishly written press release, the Trump White House said, “Ms. Yates is an Obama Administration appointee who is weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration. It is time to get serious about protecting our country. Calling for tougher vetting for individuals travelling from seven dangerous places is not extreme. It is reasonable and necessary to protect our country.”