Josh Earnest: Travel restrictions for West Africa still off the table

Josh Earnest: Travel restrictions for West Africa still off the table!/KatiePavlich/status/522463472848994304

Or at least that’s what the White House wants everybody else to believe:

"Shutting down travel to that area of the world would prevent the expeditious flow of personnel and equipment into the region." – Earnest

— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) October 15, 2014

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said again today that any proposals for restricting travel from West African countries where there are Ebola outbreaks aren’t being considered.

Josh Earnest says that a flight ban is “not on the table”

— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) October 15, 2014

White House still not even putting travel restrictions on the table. Unreal. #Ebola

— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) October 15, 2014

White House: Travel ban from countries with Ebola outbreaks 'not on the table' at this time

— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 15, 2014

And if that’s not comforting enough, here’s the reason:

WH spox Earnest: No need for Ebola air travel restrictions, because 'there is a multi-layered screening protocol that is in place…'

— Byron York (@ByronYork) October 15, 2014

So far the CDC’s “protocols” have failed to impress.


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