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

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellBossie, Lewandowski warned Trump he was in trouble in 2020: report FISA 'reform': Groundhog Day edition The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Major space launch today; Trump feuds with Twitter MORE (R-Ky.) on Sunday said the courts will decide if President Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpJustice says it will recommend Trump veto FISA bill Fauci: Nominating conventions may be able to go on as planned Poll: Biden leads Trump by 11 points nationally 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.”