MO Senator Calls for Suspension of Travel Visas From Ebola Countries (Video)

US Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) called this week for a temporary suspension of travel visas for passengers in Ebola-stricken countries.

Senator Blunt made the announcement this week during his interview with Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet The Press.” Blunt discussed several aspects of the Ebola outbreak.

Senator Blunt told “Meet the Press” the Obama administration’s response to the Ebola outbreak is the latest example in a long list of government failures.
The Hill reported:

The public’s concern about Ebola is largely due to their mistrust in the government mishandling on scores of other fronts, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said on Sunday.

Blunt said that many Americans had lost their trust in the government since it has proven incapable of dealing with other crises.

“I’d be careful about overdoing this, but I also understand that if it were one incident where people thought the government wasn’t doing what people though the government was supposed to do, it’d be much less of a reaction that we see now,” he said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Now, people see a “long list of the government being one step behind, whether it’s the border, the IRS, the Secret Service,” he said.

“Now this health concern is more real than it would be if there wasn’t a sense that the government is just not being managed in a way that we would want it to be managed.”

One key demand from many lawmakers is for the Obama administration to ban travel from the West African countries worst hit by Ebola.

Blunt said travelers visas from those countries should be temporarily suspended to prevent them from coming into the U.S.

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