McConnell: Courts will decide if Trump's ban is too broad

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellHillicon Valley: Apple rolls out coronavirus screening app, website | Pompeo urged to crack down on coronavirus misinformation from China | Senators push FTC on price gouging | Instacart workers threaten strike Trump signs T coronavirus relief package Pelosi not invited by Trump to White House coronavirus relief bill's signing MORE (R-Ky.) on Sunday said the courts will decide if President Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump orders US troops back to active duty for coronavirus response Trump asserts power to decide info inspector general for stimulus gives Congress Fighting a virus with the wrong tools MORE’s ban on nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries entering the United States is too broad.

“Well, if they're looking to tighten the vetting process, I mean who would be against that?” McConnell asked on ABC’s “This Week.”

“But I am opposed to a religious test. The courts are going to determine whether this is too broad.”


Trump on Friday signed an executive order that called for a 90-day ban on nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries entering the United States.

McConnell said some of “the best sources in the war against radical Islamic terrorism are Muslim.”

“It's hopefully going to be decided in the courts as to whether or not this has gone too far,” McConnell said. “I don't want to criticize them for improving vetting. I think we need to be careful. We don't have religious tests in this country.”