Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is suiting up for a major court battle in opposition to President Donald Trump’s executive order banning travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations.
In an interview with CNN, Ferguson said that he anticipated the White House would follow the order Judge Robart issued Friday. Ferguson explained that he takes the Constitution seriously and intends to fight to uphold it.
“I will use every tool I have,” Ferguson told the “AC360” legal panel. “Nothing is more sacred than the rule of law in our country. It applies to everybody in the country, even the president. In some respects, especially the president. And why I became an attorney to that’s why I went to law school uphold the constitutional rights of the people I represent, and yes, you can be sure I’ll use every tool at my disposal to make sure the federal government abides by this ruling.”
Ferguson said that he told his team to “get a good night’s rest” because he anticipates a lot of activity over the weekend. “We’re prepared to work around the clock,” he said.
The legal panel asked the Attorney General political questions but he wouldn’t answer, saying he only seeks to uphold the Constitution of the Untied States.
“Part of the case made by the lawyers for the federal government today but as the judge asked a number of times, ‘hey, are there any limits to that,'” he continued. “The lawyers for the federal government did not want to answer that question directly, but there are limits to any president’s action.”
Watch part of his interview below:
World hunger on the rise with more than 820 million at risk, UN report says
More than 821 million people suffered from hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition worldwide last year, the United Nations reported Monday -- the third year in a row that the number has risen.
After decades of decline, food insecurity began to increase in 2015 and reversing the trend is one of the 2030 targets of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
But getting to a world where no one is suffering from hunger by then remains an "immense challenge," the report said.
"The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World" was produced by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and other UN agencies including the World Health Organization.
‘It’s just sparkling racism’: Internet mocks the hell out of the New York Times for describing Trump’s comments as ‘racially infused’
In an analysis piece in the New York Times on Sunday, chief White House correspondent opted to describe President Donald Trump’s overtly racist comments on Democratic congresswomen color as “racially infused” — an euphemism one Twitter user joked is “the worst flavor of LaCroix.”
Trump over the weekend caused an uproar in the media by tweeting the following:
Fox News’ John Roberts tells Trump to his face: ‘White nationalists are finding common cause with you’
Fox News reporter John Roberts asked President Donald Trump to his face whether he cared that white nationalists agreed with his views on race.
The president provoked widespread outrage by calling on four Democratic congresswomen -- all women of color -- to leave the country because they disagreed with his policies, and Trump insisted his tweets were not racist while continuing to lob bigoted attacks at them.
"Mr. President," Roberts asked during an impromptu Monday news conference, "does it concern you that many people saw that tweet as racist, and that white nationalist groups are finding common cause with you on that point?"