"Why should we allow foreigners coming from the three countries where Ebola virus is widespread, it’s a massive problem, why should we allow them to get visas and let them come to the United States?"
Governor Quinn opposes a flight ban… "I’ve done everything necessary to protect the people of Illinois on that issue." And favors a quarantine for anyone in Illinois at risk of having Ebola.
And it was his Democratic ally - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin - who cautioned against making Ebola a campaign issue.
"We have to take care that public health decisions, life and death decisions, are not made in the heat of a political campaign, in the closing days of a campaign, often with politicians looking for some tactical advantage."
In a statement - the Federal Aviation Administration says it’s up to federal agencies to enact a flight ban.