WATCH: Cruz Battles Yates Over Trump’s ‘Travel Ban’

On Monday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) challenged Sally Yates’ January decision to defy implementation of President Donald Trump’s executive order entitled, “PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES.”

As an Obama administration holdover in her former role as acting Attorney General, Yates refused to implement the aforementioned executive order, claiming to be personally offended by its instructions. In a statement to Department of Justice employees which quickly found its way to The New York Times within minutes, she offered her justifications:

“I am responsible for ensuring that the positions we take in court remain consistent with this institution’s solemn obligation to always seek justice and stand for what is right. At present, 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.”

Source: WATCH: Cruz Battles Yates Over Trump’s ‘Travel Ban’ | Daily Wire

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