US House Speaker: Banning Muslims not in US interests

June 14, 2016 17:59

WASHINGTON - Banning Muslims from entering the United States is not in the nation's interest, US House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Tuesday, standing in stark contrast to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call to limit Muslim immigration.

"I do not think a Muslim ban is in our country's interests,"

Ryan, the nation's top elected Republican, told reporters, adding that people entering the country should face a "robust security test" but not a religious test.

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