In a statement released early Monday afternoon, Georgia Republican U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson criticized the process by which the Trump administration issued its travel order, without specifically questioning its motives.
On Sunday, Isakson declined a request for an interview. The statement, sent to WABE on Monday by Isakson's press office, says:
“President Trump and his administration have been taking steps to fulfill his campaign promises, and he’s right that we need to strengthen our national security and improve the vetting process for people coming into our country. Unfortunately, some important aspects of the process to ensure that this temporary travel ban could be implemented smoothly were overlooked. I hope that President Trump will consult with the national security team he has assembled with the advice and consent of the Senate, so that security measures are properly implemented and do not infringe on the constitutional rights of law-abiding Americans. I also believe that America should continue to be welcoming to refugees who are fleeing war and persecution and who share America’s ideals and values.”