GOP Sen Burr: Barring Muslims From U.S. Would Be A ‘Huge Mistake’

Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) said Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call to ban Muslims from entering the United States would be a “huge mistake.”

Burr said, “In Iraq we had Iraqi interpreters that served with U.S. troops, in Afghanistan the same. Many lost their lives or were injured. Out of the last five coalition battles around the world, only three countries have been at our side every step of the way. One was the United Arab Emirates. How do you tell the Bahrain pilots that fly, the Saudi pilots pilots that fly the Emirates pilots, you’re good enough to fight against ISIL but not good enough to come in the United States. Huge mistake. I think that this sends the wrong message to people that have to be part of our partnership for a solution. And does serve as fuel — I’m not concern not about international I’m concerned about radicalization here, from people who are already in the United States that does tend to fuel.”

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