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

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he would not act on Donald Trump’s proposal to bar Muslims from entering the United States if the GOP front-runner is elected president next year.

{mosads}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.” 

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