New York - US House Speaker Paul Ryan distanced himself on Tuesday from Donald Trump’s proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the United States.
New York – US House Speaker Paul Ryan distanced himself on Tuesday from Donald Trump’s proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the United States.
The Republican party’s 2012 vice presidential nominee said that Trump’s statements are not what his party stands for, and more importantly not what the United States stands for.
“This is not conservatism. What was proposed yesterday is not what this party stands for, and more importantly is not what this country stands for,” Ryan said.
The sitting House speaker went on to point out Muslim’s contribution to defending America and upholding its constitution and the values it stands for.
“Not only are there many Muslims serving in our armed forces, dying for this country, there are Muslims serving right here in the House, working every to uphold and defend the constitution.”
“Some of our best and biggest allies in this struggle and fight against radical Islam terror are Muslims, the vast, vast, vast, vast majority of whom are peaceful, who believe in democracy, freedom, individual rights,” he added.
Ryan statement comes after the controversial US presidential candidate Donald Trump released a statement on Monday in which he called “for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”
Trump repeated his Hitler-like proposal at an event in Charleston, South Carolina, on Monday night, as well as in an interview with CNN on Tuesday morning.