Congressional Democrats Fight The Idea Of An Ebola Travel Ban

In this Sunday, April 22, 2012, photo provided by CBS News House Homeland Security Committee member, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, speak on CBS 
Congressional Democrats are siding with the Obama administration — and against a growing number of Americans — when it comes to a government mandated travel ban from Ebola hotspots in Africa.

While 67 percent of Americans support the idea of a travel ban, many elected Democrats are decidedly against the idea. The Hill reports, “House Democrats are pushing back hard against proposals to institute a travel ban in the fight against the Ebola virus.”

Texas Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee told The Hill, “I don’t think we gain anything by spending our time talking about quarantines [of entire countries]. We don’t have an epidemic, and for that reason I don’t think that calling for a quarantine of countries answers the question. We have to turn internally and look at our own selves and make sure our health infrastructure is where it needs to be.”

Democrat congresswoman Gwen Moore of Wisconsin said of a travel ban, “Aside from being impractical, this reactionary strategy will force Ebola patients underground making it nearly impossible to track their movements, hinder the capacity for international healthcare workers to transport and administer critical aid, and erode the continent’s fragile economy.”

She didn’t elaborate as to how that would come to pass, or how it would impact Americans, the people she’s sworn to protect, but she apparently wasn’t asked.

Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Thomas Frieden, and the White House, have been adamantly opposed to a travel ban, siding with Jackson Lee in saying it would make things worse.

Opponents of a ban claim it will make it more difficult to get much needed medical supplies into the region, but are quick to casually dismiss charter flights or the fact that the government can fly in whatever and whoever it likes wherever it likes.

Texas Democratic congressman Mark Veazey, who represents parts of Dallas where Ebloa is spreading, told The Hill via email, “It is now more important than ever to follow the advice and guidance of the medical professionals and infectious disease specialists at the Centers for Disease Control [CDC] and World Health Organization [WHO] in order to prevent any additional Ebola infections.”

Few, it seems, in the Democratic Caucus are willing to side with the clear will of the American people.

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Then how come that nurse getting on a plane is a big no-no, and everyone is pissed off at her?
Africans can fly but white nurses can't! WTF!!!

Exactly JG.  You are of course are right.  They just are carrier pigeons that repeat whatever Obama says.  That seems to me to be the big difference between liberals and conservatives.  Liberals do whatever they are told and kiss the feet and worship their leaders.  Conservatives do not worship politicians and are free thinkers.  As we often say, getting conservatives to agree is like herding sheep.  And to a conservative like us, these people whose brains have been replaced for tape recorders seem ... quite off.

Congressional drones support another Obama lie.

I just read someone comment that viruses have civil rights now. Everything is politics with these people, so much so that it blinds them to common sense.

My head was exploding with this one. Clearly the airlines don't want to fly people with Ebola. There's the risk of having passengers and staff infected, and then there's the clean up of the planes. It makes sense to them to not allow it.

Now our government... They've actually said that if you're riding on a bus, you can't contract Ebola, but if you have Ebola you could transmit it to others on a bus you were riding on. Even those who aren't all that sharp are saying 'huh??'

Now let's take that second nurse, and thanks for enduring my rant on it. 1) she was exposed to Ebola 2) she's a nurse, and so was self monitoring 3) she had a low fever so she called the CDC 4) she called the CDC more than once 5) she got on a airplane while experiencing fever 6) she's a nurse - I did mention that, right? Ok.. I think she was fully aware that she likely had Ebola, but was selfish enough to pursue wedding shopping. There. I said it!

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