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>> It is disgraceful.>> The rancor surrounding Donald Trump's bombshell refugee ban spilling onto Capitol Hill and side tracking some of Trump's key cabinet nominations. Senate Democrats pushing back hard, as outrage continued to widen over Trump's executive order temporarily blocking nearly all refugees from entering the US, and barring visitors from seven Muslim countries.
>> That's not who we are.>> The anger compounded by Trump's abrupt firing of acting attorney general, Sally Yates, Monday night for refusing to enforce the order.>> This is a constitutional moment.>> Democratic Senator Dick Durbin among those lashing out as lawmakers met to consider Trump's choice to head the Justice Department, fellow senator, Jeff Sessions.
Questioning whether Sessions would be able to stay independent as Trump pushes his political agenda. Not helping, Sessions' former top aide, Steven Miller, now in Trump's inner circle, helped draft the order that triggered detentions and chaos at airports around the globe.>> Exactly how many Syrian refugees have been accused of terrorism in the United States of America?
>> None.>> None. Not one.>> The bad blood forcing Republican lawmakers to postpone a committee vote on Sessions' nomination. The Democrats not stopping there. Hitting Trump and Senate Republicans with a rare boycott of votes on two other crucial appointments, Treasury nominee Steve Mnuchin and Health and Human Services nominee Congressman Tom Price.
>> Democrats on the other side are deliberately boycotting this.>> Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch mincing no words in expressing his outrage.>> I'm very disappointed in this type of crap.>> Senate Republicans hoping to try again Wednesday to get Sessions' nomination through the Senate. All this as the White House continued to take a relentless pounding from critics slamming the orders as unconstitutional, and even some Republicans who supported the order including Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, blasting the bungled roll out of the new rules.
>> This is not, I repeat, not a ban on Muslims.>> Homeland Security Chief John Kelly doing damage control Tuesday, but not backing down.>> We cannot gamble with American lives.