Paul Nehlen floated the thought that we should consider just deporting all Muslims from America, citizens or not.
Watch below at about the 6:30 minute mark:
More from CNN:
Washington (CNN)The Republican challenging House Speaker Paul Ryan said this week that the US should debate deporting all Muslims from the country.
“I’m suggesting we have a discussion about it. That’s for sure,” Paul Nehlen said on 560 AM’s “Morning Answer” in Chicago, when asked whether he would support deporting every Muslim from the country. “I am absolutely suggesting we figure out how do we, we — here’s what we should be doing. We should be monitoring every mosque. We should be monitoring all social media.”
Nehlen’s longshot bid against Ryan garnered more attention this week after Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump thanked him on Twitter for his support. Trump later declined to endorse Ryan, although Ryan said Thursday he still supports Trump, despite some sharp language distancing himself from the Republican nominee.
In December, Trump unveiled a plan to temporarily ban Muslims from immigrating to the United States.
The Nehlen campaign did not immediately return a request for comment Thursday. A Ryan campaign spokesman pointed to Ryan’s previous comments condemning Trump’s proposed Muslim ban. After he endorsed Trump, Ryan told reporters in June that he still opposed the ban.
Nehlen peppers the interview with a lot of popular conservative narratives about Muslims, but doesn’t really answer about the constitutional issues with deporting American citizens based on their religion.
Plus he just comes off as a condescending ass because the host dares to question him about it. I’d put my money on him losing this primary challenge…