RELEASE: House Democratic Leader Stephen Shurtleff Calls Upon Republican Colleagues to Speak Out

CONCORD, NH – House Democratic Leader Stephen Shurtleff released the following statement this morning regarding this weekend’s travel ban instituted by President Donald Trump.

“As a first-generation son of an immigrant, I am appalled by this weekend’s actions by President Trump. Our country’s history is based on religious freedom and compassion for refugees. It is my belief that through President Trump’s actions, our citizens, our military and our country as a whole are in more danger from our enemies than ever before.”

“As a Vietnam veteran I can state without reservation that these are not the American values that I fought for. I call upon my Republican colleagues; our House Speaker, the Senate President and our Republican Governor to speak out against this extreme action by President Trump.”