McConnell: Senate will not act on Trump’s Muslim ban

McConnell: Senate will not act on Trump’s Muslim ban

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGOP lawmakers want Trump to stop bashing Congress Parkland father calls out Trump, McConnell, Ryan after Santa Fe shooting Overnight Finance: House rejects farm bill in conservative revolt | NAFTA deal remains elusive as talks drag on | Dodd-Frank rollback set for House vote MORE (R-Ky.) said he would not act on Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Memo: Will Mueller play hardball with Trump? Mexican presidential candidate vows to fire back at Trump's 'offensive' tweets Elizabeth Warren urges grads to fight for 'what is decent' in current political climate MORE’s proposal to bar Muslims from entering the United States if the GOP front-runner is elected president next year.

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McConnell declined to speculate on Trump’s chances of winning the race but shot down any chance of moving a bill to ban Muslim travel to the United States, even though a Bloomberg Politics poll this month showed 65 percent of likely GOP voters support the idea.

“We’re not going to follow that suggestion that this particular candidate made. It would prevent the president of Afghanistan from coming to the United States. The king of Jordan couldn’t come to the United States. Obviously we’re not going to do that,” he said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”