• White House STILL Says Travel Ban Will Make Ebola Outbreak Worse

    It makes absolutely no sense, but that’s the line the Obama administration is sticking with. Even as more and more Democrats are starting to buck Obama and call for an Ebola-country travel ban.

    “I am calling on the administration to temporarily ban the travel of non-U.S. citizens from the affected countries in West Africa,” said North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan (D) Friday.

    And then there is Democrat Senate candidate Michelle Nunn, who is running a close race in Gerogia. She said “I support a temporary travel ban to affected countries in West Africa with an exception for military and health workers.”

    Even Texas state Senator Wendy Davis, whose laughing stock of a gubernatorial campaign is in shambles these day. Nevertheless she broke with Obama, saying “We must do everything we can as a state and as a nation to ensure [Ebola] remains contained and that families stay safe.”

    Add those Democrats to the growing list of other Congressional Democrats calling for a travel ban, including Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL.) Rep. Alan Grayson, (D-Fla.), and Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, (D-AZ.), and you can see a tsunami building.

    Pressure is certainly growing, which is probably why White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest is starting to signal Obama’s move toward implementing a travel ban.

    Just days after ruling out a travel ban to and from Ebola-stricken countries, Earnest admitted that a ban is now “on the table.”

    “It’s an option that will continue to be on the table,” Earnest said, “but it’s one that is not being considered right now.”

    Yesterday Obama said he has “no philosophical objection, necessarily, to a travel ban.”

    So we are now one or two public opinion polls away from Obama changing his mind and imposing an Ebola-country travel ban. It’s sad. But it’s true.

    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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