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Rep. Duncan calls for Ginsberg to recuse herself from Trump matters

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In a statement on Monday, Rep. Jeff Duncan expressed his support for the reinstatement of the Trump administration travel ban and called for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg to recuse herself.

Overturning lower court orders, the Supreme Court upheld Pres. Trump's revised order on Monday blocking travel for 90 days from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

South Carolina lawmakers like Duncan and Sen. Lindsey Graham expressed their support for the decision.

In a tweet, Graham said, "Glad to see the Supreme Court affirm @realDonaldTrump second Executive Order allowing for extra vetting of six 'at-risk' countries... It's not a Muslim ban but a necessary second look for six countries where security has deteriorated."

Duncan said the policy allows the President to move forward with his national security agenda.

After the announcement Supreme Court justices would hear full arguments on the ban in October, Duncan called for Ginsberg to recuse herself "from this case, and any other case involving President Trump or his policies, based on her comments to the media last year about then-candidate Donald Trump."

Below is Duncan's full statement:

Just as conservatives have been saying all along, when courts look at this case on the basis of the law and the Constitution, the President will win. That is exactly what happened today with the Supreme Court ordering all injunctions of the President’s travel ban lifted until the high court issues their ruling. With the President’s initial executive order being a 90 day review, and the Supreme Court taking much longer than that to rule on the case, the court’s decision practically allows the President to move forward with his national security agenda unfettered. I support President Trump’s efforts to make America safe again, and I believe his temporary travel ban is a wise precaution in these troubling times.

This case is just one of many that will be heard by the Supreme Court regarding polices enacted by the Trump Administration. Because of this, I also call upon Justice Ginsberg to recuse herself from this case, and any other case involving President Trump or his policies, based on her comments to the media last year about then-candidate Donald Trump. I have joined with a number of my colleagues in writing her demanding her recusal. Justice Ginsburg has clearly demonstrated that she cannot operate in an evenhanded and impartial manner, and she should recuse herself from considering this case.

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