- The Washington Times - Monday, January 30, 2017

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Monday that the administration wants Republican senators to “be there” for President Trump and support him, after GOP Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham said they feared Mr. Trump’s “extreme vetting” immigration executive order would become a “self-inflicted wound” in the fight against terror.

“We have a lot to do, and we want Republican senators — both of whom pursued the presidency themselves — we want them to be there for this president to support him, especially when he is trying to keep our people safe,” Ms. Conway said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

Mr. Trump had previously singled out Mr. McCain and Mr. Graham, who issued a joint statement on Sunday saying the order was not “properly vetted.”

The statement prompted a response from Mr. Trump saying the two senators are “sadly weak” on immigration.

“The two … Senators should focus their energies on ISIS, illegal immigration and border security instead of always looking to start World War III,” Mr. Trump tweeted Sunday.

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