Ok, SO! Why are the establishment Republicans so quick to circle the wagons and go out on a limb to blast Trump on comments he made about muslims? Where is there interest in protecting the “peaceful muslim” rhetoric? How big is the muslim voting block? Who is Paul Ryan to say what the country stands for? Did Paul Ryan not listen to my interview with Bill Federer about the “peaceful muslim” misnomer? I can’t get over how the establishment just doesn’t seem to catch on. The “people” are no longer interested in the politically corrected vernacular that is devoid of common sense and support for a constitutional America. That’s why Trump is resonating with so many across the country. They want someone to break from politically correct inclusiveness and return to American exceptionalism, even if it means defeating ISIS. … Something I’m not convinced establishment Republicans really want.
Here’s what IJR Review had to say about the matter.
House Speaker Paul Ryan took an extraordinary move for a Republican leader and addressed comments about a ban on Muslims traveling to the United States made by presidential candidate Donald Trump.
“Normally, I do not comment on what’s going on in the presidential election. I will take an exception today,” Ryan said.
“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,” Ryan said at a news conference on Capitol Hill.
“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 day 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 majority of whom are peaceful, who believe in pluralism, freedom, democracy, individual rights,” Ryan continued.
The Speaker of the House also reiterated that he would support whomever was the Republican nominee for President.
Trump issued a statement on Monday that proposed the temporary ban of all Muslims from entering the country. A segment of it read:
“Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life.”
The Republican candidate’s proposal was blasted by fellow presidential hopefuls Lindsey Graham, Jeb Bush, and Martin O’Malley.