Hell hath frozen over? Trump gets endorsement for Middle East electronics ban from an unlikely source

Amid stepped-up security measures, the White House announced an electronics ban on carry-on luggage for U.S.-bound flights from 8 Muslim-majority countries.

…a decision that was endorsed by an unlikely Democratic lawmaker.

The eight countries named Tuesday are Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

The ban is reportedly based on intelligence indicating a possible terrorist attack on commercial airliners, Fox News reported.

Of all people to support the White House decision was Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee.

The California Democrat is a fierce Trump critic, but sided with the president, saying the ban is “necessary and proportional to the threat,” according to Morning Consult’s Amir Anasr:

Funny how Democrats change their tune when faced with real-world intelligence that could result in significant loss of life.

The intelligence only confirms the administration’s concerns about being able to better vet travelers from the Middle East, but a recurring theme on social media was how soon before a liberal  judge rules the ban is illegal.

Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:

Tom Tillison


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