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MSNBC Host: Americans “Won’t Stand” For An Ebola Travel Ban; 2/3s Of America, Congressional Dems Disagree

In a segment about whether the U.S. should permit travel restrictions to Ebola-striken African countries, MSNBC host Joy Reid said she doesn’t believe the American public would agree with that plan of action.

“There are americans now also at risk, too,”said Reid today. “And I doubt that Americans would stand  for a travel ban.”

However, as we reported yesterday–in light of another confirmed case of Ebola in America–the people really want a travel ban enacted.

A new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows that a majority of Americans, including Democrats, support a travel ban.

American Ebola Ban poll

What’s worse for Joy Reid, and perhaps good for America, is how committed liberal Democrats are starting to publicly call on the Obama administration to enact travel restrictions for West African nations.

On Thursday former Obama Press Secretary Jay Carney tossed cold water on his former boss and suggested that “flight restrictions” may be needed to send a message and help stop an Ebola outbreak in America.

“I think substantive actions need to be taken, and they may involve flight restrictions, they may involve moving all patients to specific hospitals in the country that can handle Ebola, and I think those would be wise decisions to make,” Carney said.

There are also a few Congressional Democrats calling for a travel ban. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL.) Rep. Alan Grayson, (D-Fla.), and Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, (D-AZ.) have all come out in support of restricting flights.

Soon the White House will have to confront this issue and answer the American people directly.

A White House petition urging a travel  ban from Ebola-stricken countries into the U.S. has already garnered over 38,763 signatures.

The petition will trigger an official White House response once it reaches 100,000 signatures.


Jerome Hudson

Managing Editor

Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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