Joining in on the left’s recent attack against his own party’s nominee, House Speaker Paul Ryan added his two cents worth to the twisted debate over a fallen Muslim soldier.
Ryan released a statement Sunday: “As I have said on numerous occasions, a religious test for entering our country is not reflective of these fundamental values. I reject it. Many Muslim Americans have served valiantly in our military and made the ultimate sacrifice. Captain Khan was one such brave example. His sacrifice — and that of Khizr and Ghazala Khan — should always be honored. Period.”
Breitbart called Ryan a “double agent” and noted that “Ryan did not mention that Trump has recently made clear that his plan to curb Islamic migration will focus on geography and regions. Nor did Ryan mention that — as many, including Jeff Sessions and Andrew McCarthy, have pointed out — religious screening is, in fact, constitutional.”
Also noted is that Captain Kahn died in 2004 in Iraq in a war which Hillary Clinton voted for, and which Trump opposed.
While Ryan was so quick to join the media frenzy surrounding Kahn and the attacks against Trump, Ryan recently shunned several mothers of children who were killed by illegal aliens as they tried to meet with him.
A religious test for entering our country is not reflective of America’s fundamental values. I reject it. pic.twitter.com/DdsYj2XoLS
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) July 31, 2016
Trump clarified his stance in several Twitter statements:
This story is not about Mr. Khan, who is all over the place doing interviews, but rather RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISM and the U.S. Get smart!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 1, 2016
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