Barack Obama and his administration are refusing to impose a travel ban from West Africa into the United States. Meanwhile, the CDC is freaking out because a nurse who now has Ebola flew on a commercial jet.
A solid majority of Americans want a travel ban from West African countries. There are, in fact, direct flights from those countries to the United States.
If Barack Obama won’t do it, Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) should force his hand. They should be calling for Congress to head back to Washington to vote on this travel ban. Before the election, make the Democrats take a position.
Then the American public can either see the Democrats really stand up to the President or see them so beholden to him they will not do the right thing.
This should be a no brainer. In an election year when the GOP will not even offer the hint of an agenda because they are playing it safe, this is a safe play. They should show leadership on this issue where Barack Obama is failing to lead.
And if Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) plays defense for the President, it is just another reason to show the American public that we need Republicans in charge of the Senate to get the right thing done.