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Rep. Gabbard Comments on Federal Stay on Travel Ban

Posted March 15, 2017, 03:27 PM HST
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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) released the statement below after U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson in Honolulu issued a nationwide stay temporarily preventing the Trump Administration’s travel ban from going into effect:

“Hawaiʻi is a place where people with different ideas, backgrounds, religions, and ethnicities feel welcomed and respected. It’s only right that our Attorney General Doug Chin represent those values in working to stop this blanket travel ban from going into effect. This travel ban is bad policy, plain and simple.”

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Joni Chadkin You do not represent me!March 15, 2017 03:46pm
Cathy Mathis You and your liberal agendas will devastate this state too. Your ruining the Democratic party along with the rest of you liberal buddies. Can't wait for the next election.March 15, 2017 03:50pm
James Man The Democrats have said they will try and hinder the President's policies every step of the way even if it let's terrorists into our country. They don't care all they care about is being road bumps. They obviously don't care about Hawaii's residents.March 15, 2017 03:57pm
William Arthur you know you may be a very nice caring woman..but you really,really lack Common SenseMarch 15, 2017 04:05pm
Scott Camps Odd, I don't remember her lecture when Obama did the same thingMarch 15, 2017 04:08pm
Cathy Mathis I thought Tulsi was supposed to be worried about veterans n Indians. HaMarch 15, 2017 04:15pm
Larry Osburn It's amazing how one orange hair fool can cause so much panic in our neighborhoods. He's despicableMarch 15, 2017 04:29pm
Ashley Nichols Damn- can't even help the residents here, and you wanna go do some dumb shit like that.March 15, 2017 04:35pm
Curtis Eilenberg I support the temporary ban...hmmm, there seems to be a group of people who keep forgetting the term 'temporary'. We need to better determine who is coming in. Stop the inadequate process, correct it, then resume on a controlled basis. This is not 'land of the free stuff' on our backs.March 15, 2017 04:56pm
Ryan Christopher You like trump say things that have no relation to reality.March 15, 2017 05:27pm
James Man What speak EnglishMarch 15, 2017 05:28pm
Wendell Alford so how explain how we keep muslim terrorists out of our country..yes.. i said muslim terrorists..obama did the same thing..jimmy carter did the same thing..March 15, 2017 05:35pm
Marilyn Quaccia As I remember, republicans were nothing but "roadblocks for the past 8 yearsMarch 15, 2017 05:50pm
James Man When did they stop Obama from keeping terrorists out.March 15, 2017 05:51pm
Marilyn Quaccia Mean!March 15, 2017 05:52pm
Cathy Mathis My husband a veteran you have a problem with that too ?March 15, 2017 05:57pm
Andrea Minor I worry more about crazy men with guns, those are the real terrorists.March 15, 2017 05:59pm
James Man Thats the terroristsMarch 15, 2017 06:00pm
Ann T. Beck Thank you Hawaii for challenging this illegal Muslim ban.March 15, 2017 06:05pm
Teddy Viv so lets not vet any one! and the ones that want to kill us? wtfMarch 15, 2017 06:24pm
Teddy Viv you need too represent your people!! not another country!!March 15, 2017 06:25pm
Teddy Viv maybe you should represent usMarch 15, 2017 06:27pm
Hatada Jillian I think that is a good thing?March 15, 2017 07:30pm
Kimo Olinger No worries mates, despite strict gun laws in Hawaii alot of citizens are armed to the teeth. Just give them a reason to get their gun off.March 15, 2017 07:44pm
Dan McKee Perfectly put, I've been posting similar comments.March 15, 2017 07:54pm
Dan McKee Not a Muslim banMarch 15, 2017 07:57pm
Ann T. Beck It is according to the 46 page finding written by the judge.March 15, 2017 08:07pm
Curtis Kahanu People who opposes President Trump ban policy are all in for a big Surprise.... Take care of Hawaii First no act dumbMarch 15, 2017 08:21pm
Dave Kawika Anderson 👍March 15, 2017 09:25pm
Dave Kawika Anderson 💩March 15, 2017 09:26pm
Bob O'Brien Over 80% of the world's muslims live in countries other than those which are included in President Trump's executive order. It's just a temporary pause in order to get vetting policies in place to help facilitate a safer influx of people.March 15, 2017 09:32pm
Bob O'Brien Over 80% of the world's muslims live in countries other than those which are included in President Trump's executive order. It's not a travel ban. It's just a temporary pause in order to get vetting policies in place to help facilitate a safer influx of people. There aren't a lot of people from Yemen or Iran or Somalia etc. that are spending any tourist dollars in the islands. So, why the negative discourse? I lock my doors at night because I love the people inside my home, not because of any hate towards those on the outside.March 15, 2017 09:35pm
Les Miller The Hawaii AG has orange hair?March 15, 2017 09:40pm
Les Miller It's not a Muslim ban EinsteinMarch 15, 2017 09:41pm
Henry McShane all aboardMarch 15, 2017 10:21pm
Clayton Campbell Fire attorney General Doug Chin and District Court Judge Derrick Watson.March 15, 2017 11:01pm
Richard Cannon And yet no one complained when multiple previous presidents did the same thing. SMFH.March 15, 2017 11:43pm
Maurice Florance III friggin idiot , hope your last termMarch 16, 2017 05:08am
Wendell Alford its a muslim terrorist ban..thats the point you liberal dreamers ..to keep those out that hate us..that includes liberals..read the satanic koran as i have..there are 109 places where they are instructed what to do with us..the infidel..kill rape tax enslave..March 16, 2017 07:38am
Wendell Alford its amazing how blind liberals are to the truth..March 16, 2017 07:38am
Wendell Alford https://civilusdefendus.wordpress.com/civil-defense/4-stages-of-islamic-conquest/March 16, 2017 08:16am
Sharon Kuhn James Man is aMarch 16, 2017 09:01am
James Man Cmon Sharon don't post your kids photos that's wrong.March 16, 2017 09:02am
Linda Stroben Britain Are you kidding me? Just to get an ID in Hawaii, I had to come up with my birth certificate, my current WA ST drivers license, my marriage certificate & my passport and my electric bill from our condo on the Big Island to show our address! It would be easier if I was a foreigner! So they like to keep people from their own state just not the nation!March 16, 2017 10:50am
Jan Mitchell Why did he do it? Because they found that al Qaeda had come in with Iraqi refugees. Banning people from these countries won't guarantee anything. You'd have to ban the whole world. Tulsi's always supported proper vetting, and this ban won't achieve anything that people are freaked out about.March 16, 2017 12:29pm
Jan Mitchell "Common sense" would tell you that you'd have to ban people from European countries, too, if you want to achieve anything - oh and Saudi Arabia, etc.March 16, 2017 12:31pm
Jan Mitchell You'd have to ban people from Saudi Arabia and European countries - and that's not on the table.March 16, 2017 12:32pm
Jan Mitchell Don't accuse her of not caring when you know that's not true. If your husband needs help with his VA benefits, etc, contact her office.March 16, 2017 12:32pm
Jan Mitchell Tulsi represents everyone who knows this ban is not just wrong but won't achieve what people are worried about. She's always supported proper vetting to help the most vulnerable, but this ban doesn't cover European countries where there are many extremists.March 16, 2017 12:42pm
Jan Mitchell Um.... this isn't about vetting, which Tulsi supports. Trump's ban hurts the most vulnerable while simultaneously providing no check for extremists coming from Saudi Arabia or European countries.March 16, 2017 12:44pm
Jan Mitchell Rep. Gabbard has always supported proper vetting. There are many people with extremist views in European countries and there are many vulnerable people in the banned countries who pose no threat, so banning people from these particular countries won't achieve what many are worried about.March 16, 2017 12:50pm
Teddy Viv how hypocritical where were you when Obama did the same exact thingMarch 16, 2017 01:00pm
Cathy Mathis Jan Mitchelll don't troll me n assume​ what I'm thinking . I stated the opposite. She's busy with veterans n Indians. Now shut up n troll someone else. I don't care what you think. I'm fed up with every Hawaiian elected official. They're causing ppl to really dislike us by their actions. This will really mess up our tourism amongst other thing's.March 16, 2017 02:18pm
Jan Mitchell Cathy Mathis I admit it was difficult to understand your post, but it came across as accusatory. By the way, Tulsi clearly supports properly vetting of refugees in case you didn't know.March 16, 2017 03:47pm
Jane Litt Thank you Rep. Gabbard!March 16, 2017 08:25pm
Joni Chadkin You do not represent me!March 15, 2017 03:46pm
Cathy Mathis You and your liberal agendas will devastate this state too. Your ruining the Democratic party along with the rest of you liberal buddies. Can't wait for the next election.March 15, 2017 03:50pm
James Man The Democrats have said they will try and hinder the President's policies every step of the way even if it let's terrorists into our country. They don't care all they care about is being road bumps. They obviously don't care about Hawaii's residents.March 15, 2017 03:57pm
William Arthur you know you may be a very nice caring woman..but you really,really lack Common SenseMarch 15, 2017 04:05pm
Scott Camps Odd, I don't remember her lecture when Obama did the same thingMarch 15, 2017 04:08pm
Cathy Mathis I thought Tulsi was supposed to be worried about veterans n Indians. HaMarch 15, 2017 04:15pm
Larry Osburn It's amazing how one orange hair fool can cause so much panic in our neighborhoods. He's despicableMarch 15, 2017 04:29pm
Ashley Nichols Damn- can't even help the residents here, and you wanna go do some dumb shit like that.March 15, 2017 04:35pm
Curtis Eilenberg I support the temporary ban...hmmm, there seems to be a group of people who keep forgetting the term 'temporary'. We need to better determine who is coming in. Stop the inadequate process, correct it, then resume on a controlled basis. This is not 'land of the free stuff' on our backs.March 15, 2017 04:56pm
Ryan Christopher You like trump say things that have no relation to reality.March 15, 2017 05:27pm
James Man What speak EnglishMarch 15, 2017 05:28pm
Wendell Alford so how explain how we keep muslim terrorists out of our country..yes.. i said muslim terrorists..obama did the same thing..jimmy carter did the same thing..March 15, 2017 05:35pm
Marilyn Quaccia As I remember, republicans were nothing but "roadblocks for the past 8 yearsMarch 15, 2017 05:50pm
James Man When did they stop Obama from keeping terrorists out.March 15, 2017 05:51pm
Marilyn Quaccia Mean!March 15, 2017 05:52pm
Cathy Mathis My husband a veteran you have a problem with that too ?March 15, 2017 05:57pm
Andrea Minor I worry more about crazy men with guns, those are the real terrorists.March 15, 2017 05:59pm
James Man Thats the terroristsMarch 15, 2017 06:00pm
Ann T. Beck Thank you Hawaii for challenging this illegal Muslim ban.March 15, 2017 06:05pm
Teddy Viv so lets not vet any one! and the ones that want to kill us? wtfMarch 15, 2017 06:24pm
Teddy Viv you need too represent your people!! not another country!!March 15, 2017 06:25pm
Teddy Viv maybe you should represent usMarch 15, 2017 06:27pm
Hatada Jillian I think that is a good thing?March 15, 2017 07:30pm
Kimo Olinger No worries mates, despite strict gun laws in Hawaii alot of citizens are armed to the teeth. Just give them a reason to get their gun off.March 15, 2017 07:44pm
Dan McKee Perfectly put, I've been posting similar comments.March 15, 2017 07:54pm
Dan McKee Not a Muslim banMarch 15, 2017 07:57pm
Ann T. Beck It is according to the 46 page finding written by the judge.March 15, 2017 08:07pm
Curtis Kahanu People who opposes President Trump ban policy are all in for a big Surprise.... Take care of Hawaii First no act dumbMarch 15, 2017 08:21pm
Dave Kawika Anderson 👍March 15, 2017 09:25pm
Dave Kawika Anderson 💩March 15, 2017 09:26pm
Bob O'Brien Over 80% of the world's muslims live in countries other than those which are included in President Trump's executive order. It's just a temporary pause in order to get vetting policies in place to help facilitate a safer influx of people.March 15, 2017 09:32pm
Bob O'Brien Over 80% of the world's muslims live in countries other than those which are included in President Trump's executive order. It's not a travel ban. It's just a temporary pause in order to get vetting policies in place to help facilitate a safer influx of people. There aren't a lot of people from Yemen or Iran or Somalia etc. that are spending any tourist dollars in the islands. So, why the negative discourse? I lock my doors at night because I love the people inside my home, not because of any hate towards those on the outside.March 15, 2017 09:35pm
Les Miller The Hawaii AG has orange hair?March 15, 2017 09:40pm
Les Miller It's not a Muslim ban EinsteinMarch 15, 2017 09:41pm
Henry McShane all aboardMarch 15, 2017 10:21pm
Clayton Campbell Fire attorney General Doug Chin and District Court Judge Derrick Watson.March 15, 2017 11:01pm
Richard Cannon And yet no one complained when multiple previous presidents did the same thing. SMFH.March 15, 2017 11:43pm
Maurice Florance III friggin idiot , hope your last termMarch 16, 2017 05:08am
Wendell Alford its a muslim terrorist ban..thats the point you liberal dreamers ..to keep those out that hate us..that includes liberals..read the satanic koran as i have..there are 109 places where they are instructed what to do with us..the infidel..kill rape tax enslave..March 16, 2017 07:38am
Wendell Alford its amazing how blind liberals are to the truth..March 16, 2017 07:38am
Wendell Alford https://civilusdefendus.wordpress.com/civil-defense/4-stages-of-islamic-conquest/March 16, 2017 08:16am
Sharon Kuhn James Man is aMarch 16, 2017 09:01am
James Man Cmon Sharon don't post your kids photos that's wrong.March 16, 2017 09:02am
Linda Stroben Britain Are you kidding me? Just to get an ID in Hawaii, I had to come up with my birth certificate, my current WA ST drivers license, my marriage certificate & my passport and my electric bill from our condo on the Big Island to show our address! It would be easier if I was a foreigner! So they like to keep people from their own state just not the nation!March 16, 2017 10:50am
Jan Mitchell Why did he do it? Because they found that al Qaeda had come in with Iraqi refugees. Banning people from these countries won't guarantee anything. You'd have to ban the whole world. Tulsi's always supported proper vetting, and this ban won't achieve anything that people are freaked out about.March 16, 2017 12:29pm
Jan Mitchell "Common sense" would tell you that you'd have to ban people from European countries, too, if you want to achieve anything - oh and Saudi Arabia, etc.March 16, 2017 12:31pm
Jan Mitchell You'd have to ban people from Saudi Arabia and European countries - and that's not on the table.March 16, 2017 12:32pm
Jan Mitchell Don't accuse her of not caring when you know that's not true. If your husband needs help with his VA benefits, etc, contact her office.March 16, 2017 12:32pm
Jan Mitchell Tulsi represents everyone who knows this ban is not just wrong but won't achieve what people are worried about. She's always supported proper vetting to help the most vulnerable, but this ban doesn't cover European countries where there are many extremists.March 16, 2017 12:42pm
Jan Mitchell Um.... this isn't about vetting, which Tulsi supports. Trump's ban hurts the most vulnerable while simultaneously providing no check for extremists coming from Saudi Arabia or European countries.March 16, 2017 12:44pm
Jan Mitchell Rep. Gabbard has always supported proper vetting. There are many people with extremist views in European countries and there are many vulnerable people in the banned countries who pose no threat, so banning people from these particular countries won't achieve what many are worried about.March 16, 2017 12:50pm
Teddy Viv how hypocritical where were you when Obama did the same exact thingMarch 16, 2017 01:00pm
Cathy Mathis Jan Mitchelll don't troll me n assume​ what I'm thinking . I stated the opposite. She's busy with veterans n Indians. Now shut up n troll someone else. I don't care what you think. I'm fed up with every Hawaiian elected official. They're causing ppl to really dislike us by their actions. This will really mess up our tourism amongst other thing's.March 16, 2017 02:18pm
Jan Mitchell Cathy Mathis I admit it was difficult to understand your post, but it came across as accusatory. By the way, Tulsi clearly supports properly vetting of refugees in case you didn't know.March 16, 2017 03:47pm
Jane Litt Thank you Rep. Gabbard!March 16, 2017 08:25pm
Joni Chadkin You do not represent me!March 15, 2017 03:46pm
Cathy Mathis You and your liberal agendas will devastate this state too. Your ruining the Democratic party along with the rest of you liberal buddies. Can't wait for the next election.March 15, 2017 03:50pm
James Man The Democrats have said they will try and hinder the President's policies every step of the way even if it let's terrorists into our country. They don't care all they care about is being road bumps. They obviously don't care about Hawaii's residents.March 15, 2017 03:57pm
William Arthur you know you may be a very nice caring woman..but you really,really lack Common SenseMarch 15, 2017 04:05pm
Scott Camps Odd, I don't remember her lecture when Obama did the same thingMarch 15, 2017 04:08pm
Cathy Mathis I thought Tulsi was supposed to be worried about veterans n Indians. HaMarch 15, 2017 04:15pm
Larry Osburn It's amazing how one orange hair fool can cause so much panic in our neighborhoods. He's despicableMarch 15, 2017 04:29pm
Ashley Nichols Damn- can't even help the residents here, and you wanna go do some dumb shit like that.March 15, 2017 04:35pm
Curtis Eilenberg I support the temporary ban...hmmm, there seems to be a group of people who keep forgetting the term 'temporary'. We need to better determine who is coming in. Stop the inadequate process, correct it, then resume on a controlled basis. This is not 'land of the free stuff' on our backs.March 15, 2017 04:56pm
Ryan Christopher You like trump say things that have no relation to reality.March 15, 2017 05:27pm
James Man What speak EnglishMarch 15, 2017 05:28pm
Wendell Alford so how explain how we keep muslim terrorists out of our country..yes.. i said muslim terrorists..obama did the same thing..jimmy carter did the same thing..March 15, 2017 05:35pm
Marilyn Quaccia As I remember, republicans were nothing but "roadblocks for the past 8 yearsMarch 15, 2017 05:50pm
James Man When did they stop Obama from keeping terrorists out.March 15, 2017 05:51pm
Marilyn Quaccia Mean!March 15, 2017 05:52pm
Cathy Mathis My husband a veteran you have a problem with that too ?March 15, 2017 05:57pm
Andrea Minor I worry more about crazy men with guns, those are the real terrorists.March 15, 2017 05:59pm
James Man Thats the terroristsMarch 15, 2017 06:00pm
Ann T. Beck Thank you Hawaii for challenging this illegal Muslim ban.March 15, 2017 06:05pm
Teddy Viv so lets not vet any one! and the ones that want to kill us? wtfMarch 15, 2017 06:24pm
Teddy Viv you need too represent your people!! not another country!!March 15, 2017 06:25pm
Teddy Viv maybe you should represent usMarch 15, 2017 06:27pm
Hatada Jillian I think that is a good thing?March 15, 2017 07:30pm
Kimo Olinger No worries mates, despite strict gun laws in Hawaii alot of citizens are armed to the teeth. Just give them a reason to get their gun off.March 15, 2017 07:44pm
Dan McKee Perfectly put, I've been posting similar comments.March 15, 2017 07:54pm
Dan McKee Not a Muslim banMarch 15, 2017 07:57pm
Ann T. Beck It is according to the 46 page finding written by the judge.March 15, 2017 08:07pm
Curtis Kahanu People who opposes President Trump ban policy are all in for a big Surprise.... Take care of Hawaii First no act dumbMarch 15, 2017 08:21pm
Dave Kawika Anderson 👍March 15, 2017 09:25pm
Dave Kawika Anderson 💩March 15, 2017 09:26pm
Bob O'Brien Over 80% of the world's muslims live in countries other than those which are included in President Trump's executive order. It's just a temporary pause in order to get vetting policies in place to help facilitate a safer influx of people.March 15, 2017 09:32pm
Bob O'Brien Over 80% of the world's muslims live in countries other than those which are included in President Trump's executive order. It's not a travel ban. It's just a temporary pause in order to get vetting policies in place to help facilitate a safer influx of people. There aren't a lot of people from Yemen or Iran or Somalia etc. that are spending any tourist dollars in the islands. So, why the negative discourse? I lock my doors at night because I love the people inside my home, not because of any hate towards those on the outside.March 15, 2017 09:35pm
Les Miller The Hawaii AG has orange hair?March 15, 2017 09:40pm
Les Miller It's not a Muslim ban EinsteinMarch 15, 2017 09:41pm
Henry McShane all aboardMarch 15, 2017 10:21pm
Clayton Campbell Fire attorney General Doug Chin and District Court Judge Derrick Watson.March 15, 2017 11:01pm
Richard Cannon And yet no one complained when multiple previous presidents did the same thing. SMFH.March 15, 2017 11:43pm
Maurice Florance III friggin idiot , hope your last termMarch 16, 2017 05:08am
Wendell Alford its a muslim terrorist ban..thats the point you liberal dreamers ..to keep those out that hate us..that includes liberals..read the satanic koran as i have..there are 109 places where they are instructed what to do with us..the infidel..kill rape tax enslave..March 16, 2017 07:38am
Wendell Alford its amazing how blind liberals are to the truth..March 16, 2017 07:38am
Wendell Alford https://civilusdefendus.wordpress.com/civil-defense/4-stages-of-islamic-conquest/March 16, 2017 08:16am
Sharon Kuhn James Man is aMarch 16, 2017 09:01am
James Man Cmon Sharon don't post your kids photos that's wrong.March 16, 2017 09:02am
Linda Stroben Britain Are you kidding me? Just to get an ID in Hawaii, I had to come up with my birth certificate, my current WA ST drivers license, my marriage certificate & my passport and my electric bill from our condo on the Big Island to show our address! It would be easier if I was a foreigner! So they like to keep people from their own state just not the nation!March 16, 2017 10:50am
Jan Mitchell Why did he do it? Because they found that al Qaeda had come in with Iraqi refugees. Banning people from these countries won't guarantee anything. You'd have to ban the whole world. Tulsi's always supported proper vetting, and this ban won't achieve anything that people are freaked out about.March 16, 2017 12:29pm
Jan Mitchell "Common sense" would tell you that you'd have to ban people from European countries, too, if you want to achieve anything - oh and Saudi Arabia, etc.March 16, 2017 12:31pm
Jan Mitchell You'd have to ban people from Saudi Arabia and European countries - and that's not on the table.March 16, 2017 12:32pm
Jan Mitchell Don't accuse her of not caring when you know that's not true. If your husband needs help with his VA benefits, etc, contact her office.March 16, 2017 12:32pm
Jan Mitchell Tulsi represents everyone who knows this ban is not just wrong but won't achieve what people are worried about. She's always supported proper vetting to help the most vulnerable, but this ban doesn't cover European countries where there are many extremists.March 16, 2017 12:42pm
Jan Mitchell Um.... this isn't about vetting, which Tulsi supports. Trump's ban hurts the most vulnerable while simultaneously providing no check for extremists coming from Saudi Arabia or European countries.March 16, 2017 12:44pm
Jan Mitchell Rep. Gabbard has always supported proper vetting. There are many people with extremist views in European countries and there are many vulnerable people in the banned countries who pose no threat, so banning people from these particular countries won't achieve what many are worried about.March 16, 2017 12:50pm
Teddy Viv how hypocritical where were you when Obama did the same exact thingMarch 16, 2017 01:00pm
Cathy Mathis Jan Mitchelll don't troll me n assume​ what I'm thinking . I stated the opposite. She's busy with veterans n Indians. Now shut up n troll someone else. I don't care what you think. I'm fed up with every Hawaiian elected official. They're causing ppl to really dislike us by their actions. This will really mess up our tourism amongst other thing's.March 16, 2017 02:18pm
Jan Mitchell Cathy Mathis I admit it was difficult to understand your post, but it came across as accusatory. By the way, Tulsi clearly supports properly vetting of refugees in case you didn't know.March 16, 2017 03:47pm
Jane Litt Thank you Rep. Gabbard!March 16, 2017 08:25pm
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