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

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellIn House GOP, Ryan endorsement of Trump seen as inevitable McConnell: Trump White House will have ‘constraints’ Nearly 400 House bills stuck in Senate limbo MORE (R-Ky.) said he would not act on Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump thought biker rally crowd would resemble ‘I Have a Dream’ speech Weld wins Libertarian nomination for VP Dems to Clinton: Ignore Trump on past scandals 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.”