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Rep. Jordan: Trump Order on Citizenship Question Would Be 'Good Move'

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 11 July 2019 09:06 AM

President Donald Trump will likely issue an executive order on the census citizenship question, and that would be a "good move," Rep. Jim Jordan said Thursday. 

"Look, this is just common sense," the Ohio Republican told Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "We have been asking the citizenship question on the census in one form or another for 200 years. You can talk to anyone on the street and ask them do you think we should be asking a citizenship question on the census? Every single person you talk to will say yeah, then they will quickly follow that up with a second question and they will say, aren't we doing that already?"

Everyone understands the question is needed "except Democrats in Congress," Jordan added. 

Jordan also commented on Wednesday's Democrat-led House hearing on border detention conditions, calling on lawmakers to address the problem rather than playing politics. He pointed out that Democrats had to pull down a tweet promoting the event because the picture with it dated back to when President Barack Obama was in office.

However, Jordan said Democrats don't want to address the problem.

"You have to address the Flores decision, and change your asylum laws, and build the wall," said Jordan, complaining it is hard to come to an agreement with Democrats on the hard left.

"Last week we had [Rep. Alexandria] Ocasio-Cortez say to abolish DHS," said Jordan. "You had [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi say walls are immoral ... when they start from that premise, how in the heck are you supposed to work in a common-sense fashion to address the underlying problem?"

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President Donald Trump will likely issue an executive order on the census citizenship question, and that would be a smart decision, Rep. Jim Jordan said.
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