Priebus: ‘We’re Not Going to Have a Registry Based On a Religion’

Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” while discussing the controversy over a supposed registry of Muslim immigrants, President-elect Donlad Trump’s incoming White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said, “We’re not going to have a registry based on a religion.”

When asked if he could, “equivocally rule out a registry for Muslims?” Priebus replied, “Look, I’m not going to rule out anything. I wouldn’t — we’re not going to have a registry based on a religion. What I think what we’re trying to do is say there are some people — certainly not all people, Chuck — here are some people that are radicalized. And there are some people that have to be prevented from coming into this country.”

“President Trump’s position is consistent with bills in the House and Senate that say the following: If you come — if you want to come from a place or an area around the world that harbors and trains terrorists, we have to suspend that operation until a better vetting system is put in place,” he continued. “When that happens, when the better vetting system is put in place, then the radical folks — they will not be allowed in, but then others will be allowed in. But only until that is done. That’s what General Michael Flynn believes. That’s what President Trump believes.”

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