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Heller’s Flip on Trump’s Anti-Muslim Travel Ban on Full Display

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Trump’s travel ban against a number of majority-Muslim countries is a reminder that Sen. Dean Heller used to oppose but now supports the Administration’s anti-Muslim travel ban policy. It’s just another example of Heller falling in line behind Trump and backing his agenda.

  • December 2015: Heller sharply criticized Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims entering the country, saying Trump “habitually crossed the line with his divisive statements, and these latest antics should not be tolerated.”

  • January 2017: Heller objected to Trump’s travel ban – saying he was “deeply troubled by the appearance of a religious ban.”

  • November 2017: Under pressure from a GOP primary challenger, Heller flipped on talk radio and implicitly endorsed President Trump’s contentious travel ban targeting several predominantly Muslim countries.

  • TODAY: Heller’s office said the Supreme Court got it right in upholding President Trump’s anti-Muslim travel ban.

Nevada State Democratic Party spokesperson Sarah Abel released the following statement:

“Sen. Dean Heller’s shifting positions on President Trump’s anti-Muslim travel ban is more proof that he’s just a spineless Washington politician who changes his tune whenever he thinks it’s politically convenient. Instead of standing by his convictions and standing up against this xenophobic travel ban, Heller flip-flopped to align himself with the White House.”