WASHINGTON, District of Columbia- Senator Roy Blunt (R, Mo) issued the following statement on President  Trump’s executive order that restricts travel and immigration from seven countries that have alleged ties to radical Islamic terrorism:

“He (President Donald Trump) is doing what he told the American people he would do. I would not support a travel ban on Muslims; I do support increased vetting on people applying to travel from countries with extensive terrorist ties or activity. These seven countries meet that standard. Our top priority should be to keep Americans safe.”

Missouri Senator Roy Blunt