Sen. Lindsey Graham says he supports President Donald Trump's appeal to the Supreme Court of a revised travel ban that was blocked by a federal judge, asserting the new version "will prevail on appeal."
In a statement Thursday, the South Carolina Republican, who was critical of the initial travel ban, declared Trump's new executive order is constitutional and necessary, The Hill reported.
"With all due respect to the judges involved, I believe the new executive order — requiring more vetting and limiting visas from at-risk nations — will prevail on appeal," Graham said. "It's not a Muslim ban."
He added the new order "falls within the authority of the president to control lawful entry into our nation."
"The nations in question have become more unstable over time, not less," Graham said. "This has now become a referendum on the ability of the Commander in Chief to make national security policy and I support taking this issue all the way the Supreme Court."
Separately, a federal judge in Maryland on Thursday also blocked parts of the president's new travel ban affecting six Muslim-majority countries.
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