Rep. Ilhan Omar on Trump travel ban ruling: ‘Elections have consequences'


Minnesota State Rep. Ilhan Omar says she is "hurt" but "not surprised" by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from several mostly-Muslim countries, adding, "elections have consequences."

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court upheld the travel ban that includes Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, North Korea and Venezuela.

The court rejected a challenge that said the ban discriminates against Muslims or exceeds president trump's authority. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that presidents have substantial power to regulate immigration.

Justice Sonia Sotomayor, in a dissenting opinion, said her colleagues arrived at the opposite result by "ignoring the facts, misconstruing our legal precedent, and turning a blind eye to the pain and suffering."

Complete statement from Rep. Ilhan Omar

This is the Supreme Court's first substantive ruling on a Trump administration policy.