Skip to content

McConnell on Trump: Muslim Ban “Totally Unworkable”

By Thomas McKinless

Loading the player...

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday criticized GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the U.S., calling it “totally unworkable.” “King Abdullah of Jordan, a great friend and ally of ours, would presumably not be able to come to the United States,” McConnell said. “How about President Ghani of Afghanistan, a great friend and ally who would not be able to come to the United States.” However, when asked if he would vote for Trump should he get the Republican nomination, McConnell said he would “certainly support the Republican nominee.”

Recent Stories

Gaetz plans move to oust McCarthy, says GOP needs new leader

McCarthy promises ‘punishment’ over Bowman fire alarm before vote

Shutdown averted as Biden signs seven-week spending bill

Stopgap funding bills hung up in both chambers

Who are the House Republicans who opposed the stopgap budget bill?

Taking it to the limit — Congressional Hits and Misses