House Speaker Paul Ryan
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By Ben Geier
December 8, 2015

One day after Donald Trump called for a complete halt to Muslim immigration to the United States, the highest ranked Republican in the federal government has a simple message for him — cut it out.

“This is not conservatism,” Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said, according to CNN. “Some of our best and biggest allies in this struggle and fight against radical Islam terror are Muslims.”

Ryan also added that the plan and Trump’s comments didn’t represent “who we are as a party.”

CNN noted that is uncommon for a Speaker to get involved in a presidential nominating race. Ryan does have some experience in the area, having run for vice president with Mitt Romney in 2012.

Ryan did say he’d support whomever ends up as the Republican nominee in 2016.


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