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Texas lawmaker rejects blame for rollout of Trump travel ban

Feb 03, 2017 - The Dallas Morning News

WASHINGTON - As protests erupted over President Donald Trump's temporary ban on travelers from majority-Muslim countries last week, blame quickly fell on Texas Rep. Michael McCaul as having helped write the executive order.

Ever since, the Austin Republican has been working to clarify that he had little to do with it, while calling for Congress to have a role in fixing the policy.

McCaul, who as chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee has advocated tougher vetting of refuge...