Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell may have offered the most prescient reaction to President Donald Trump’s executive order suspending refugee resettlement and blocking individuals from seven majority-Muslim nations from entering the United States.
“It’s going to be decided in the courts as to whether or not this has gone too far,” he said.
To make matters worse for Mr Trump, he has had difficulties with his own Justice Department.
He fired acting US Attorney General Sally Yatesafter she questioned the legality of the immigration ban. Ms Yates was replaced by Dana Boente, US attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, who has directed the department to enforce Mr Trump’s order.