Sen. Chris Coons says Supreme Court ruling doesn’t reflect U.S. values

Demonstrators at a rally in Washington, D.C., protest the Trump administration's proposed travel ban, which goes before the Supreme Court Wednesday.

Demonstrators at a rally in Washington, D.C., protest the Trump administration's proposed travel ban, which goes before the Supreme Court Wednesday. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

The Supreme Court’s ruling that President Donald Trump’s travel ban is constitutional “doesn’t mean that it’s right, that it’s justified or that it reflects America’s values,” said U.S. Sen. Chris Coons Tuesday.

The Delaware Democrat, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he’ll introduce legislation to make clear that the U.S. does “not tolerate discrimination based on religion or nationality.”

The travel ban “is not only discriminatory and counterproductive, it stands in direct contrast to the principles embedded in our Constitution and our founders’ vision of a nation where all people are free to worship as they choose,” Coons said. “The court’s decision demonstrates that we have a long way to go before we live up to our highest ideals.”

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