Ryan and other Republicans defending Trump’s actions faced criticism from Democrats, human rights activists and even some in their own party. Ryan’s defense and McConnell’s silence, some critics said, amounted to a moral failing that made them complicit in a humanitarian crisis.
"Some Republicans Are Speaking Out Against Trump’s Refugee Ban. Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell Aren’t Among Them." is from the January 28, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kelsey Snell, Karoun Demirjian and Mike DeBonis and narrated by Sam Scholl.