The Nevada Independent: The Latest News: Titus to Laxalt: Condemn Trump

Feb 9, 2017
In The News

Rep. Dina Titus sent a letter  Monday to Attorney General Adam Laxalt, asking him to condemn President Trump’s “outrageous” executive order banning some refugees.

The Nevada Democrat called the order a “de facto ban against religious minorities” and “a morally reprehensible order” in her missive to Laxalt, who is mulling a run for governor.

Titus mentions that 16 attorneys general already have written to Trump expressing outrage. She does not mention they are all Democrats. Laxalt, while he has previously raised questions about executive authority under President Obama, is a Republican.

In a statement sent to reporters on Monday afternoon, Laxalt said his office “is doing what it has always done: carefully evaluate the action and its consequences to see if it violates a law passed by Congress or the Constitution.”