NEWARK, NJ - Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) shared the following statement on Facebook and Twitter on Monday, Jan. 30:
"The American presidency of Donald Trump reeks of un-American values. His Muslim ban has caused countless families to suffer, and it puts the safety of the American people at risk by providing fodder for extremist groups. I condemn this ban and the unfit president behind it. And I ask my Republican colleagues, How can you remain silent?," wrote Payne in a Facebook post.
Payne's Facebook update continued, "Since 9/11, not one perpetrator of any major terrorist attack in the U.S. has come from the countries on President Trump’s list. So how can he justify barring people from these countries? Many have lived in our country for years, and they are part of the fabric of our communities. President Trump’s ban is an affront to common sense and America’s values."
Payne also shared on Twitter on Monday, "The American presidency of @realDonaldTrump reeks of un-American values," and in a separate tweet, "I condemn @realDonaldTrump's Muslim ban and the unfit president behind it."