© 2024 WOSU Public Media
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Ohio U.S. Senator J.D. Vance Picked To Be Trump's Running Mate

Sen. Brown Says Some Republicans Are Worried About Economic Fallout From The Immigration Order

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio
TIm Rudell
/
WKSU
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio

Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown says some Republican colleagues are telling him they’re worried about the possible economic consequences of President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning refugees from anywhere and any traveler from seven Muslim-majority countries.  

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio
Credit TIm Rudell / WKSU
/
WKSU
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio

Brown says he thinks there are enough concerned Republicans that if they were to vote publicly like they talk privately, there would be no support for the ban. 

He says one driver of the concern is business-related.  The executive order demonstrates how abruptly travel can be restricted And he notes that domestic companies with overseas interests may move off-shore to avoid potential business disruptions.

“We will lose jobs. We will lose companies because of this decision. It’s a bad business decision.  Corporations like Proctor & Gamble have been very critical of this decision. I think you’ll see more companies doing that.”

Brown, who has been a vocal opponent of Trump's order, says he doesn’t believe it was well thought out before the president signed it.

Copyright 2021 WKSU. To see more, visit WKSU.

Tim Rudell
Tim Rudell has worked in broadcasting and news since his student days at Kent State in the late 1960s and early 1970s (when he earned extra money as a stringer for UPI). He began full time in radio news in 1972 in his home town of Canton, OH.