Paul Ryan Denounces Trump’s Plan to Ban Muslims

The House Speaker condemned Donald Trump’s plan to bar Muslims from entering the U.S., but said he would ultimately support the party’s nominee for president.
1:29 | 12/08/15

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Transcript for Paul Ryan Denounces Trump’s Plan to Ban Muslims
And we voted to pause the refugee program a few weeks ago I made very clear at the time. There would not be a religious test they were BA security test. And that is because freedom of religion. Freedom of religion is a fundamental constitutional principle. It's a founding principal of this country. Normally. I do not comment on what's going on in the presidential election rival taken exception today. This is not conservatism. What was proposed yesterday is not what this party stands for. And more importantly. It's not what this country stands for. Not only are there are many Muslims serving in our armed forces dying for this country. There are Muslims serving right here in the house working everyday to uphold and to defend the constitution. Some of our best and biggest allies. In this struggle and fight against radical Islamic terror. Are Muslims. The vast vast vast vast majority of whom are peaceful. Who believe in pluralism freedom. Democracy. Individual rights. I told our members this morning to always strive to live up to our highest ideals. To uphold those principles in the constitution on which we swear every two years that we will defend. That's why we're here and that is why we're gonna stay here to do the people's house and do to keep his work.

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