For Immediate Release: October 16, 2014
Contact: Lauren Zelt, (603) 225-9341
OBAMA/SHAHEEN WRONG TO OPPOSE EBOLA TRAVEL BAN
Concord – Senator Jeanne Shaheen and President Obama continue to oppose an Ebola travel ban, but such a temporary measure is needed to keep Americans safe from unnecessary risk of exposure to the deadly virus.
Yesterday, Shaheen told New England Cable News in an interview: “I don’t think at this stage that a travel ban makes sense.” Yet, it is precisely at the early stage of an outbreak that a travel ban makes the most sense.
“Senator Shaheen and President Obama are wrong to oppose a travel ban from countries afflicted by the Ebola virus. Many African countries have successfully imposed a ban to stop the spread of Ebola, and we must do the same. What is happening in Texas started with one infected patient who came here from Liberia,” said NHGOP Chairman Jennifer Horn. “It’s time for Jeanne Shaheen and President Obama to impose Ebola travel restrictions to keep Americans safe from disease.”