Sen Ben Cardin (D-MD) said in an interview on CNN on Monday that President Trump "doesn't believe in the other branches of government."
Cardin's words come in response to Trump's Monday morning tweets concerning his travel ban and the "slow and political" manner in which courts were addressing it.
People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2017
Here are Trump's tweets on the travel ban.
The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2017
The Justice Dept. should ask for an expedited hearing of the watered down Travel Ban before the Supreme Court - & seek much tougher version!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2017
In any event we are EXTREME VETTING people coming into the U.S. in order to help keep our country safe. The courts are slow and political!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2017
"The president doesn't believe in the other branches of government so he doesn't believe the courts should have the power to stop him doing from what he's doing," Cardin said. "But the courts have ruled and the courts said this abused the executive powers."
Cardin called for a "comprehensive" terrorism plan that doesn't focus only on those coming to the U.S. from foreign countries, but acknowledged that the U.S. could "do a more thorough job of vetting who comes to this country."