Jeff Sessions Says He Would Not Support a Ban on Muslims Entering the United States

| JAN 10, 2017 | 5:53 PM
Sen. Jeff Sessions Testifies At His Senate Confirmation Hearing To Become Country's Attorney General

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During his confirmation hearing for Attorney General Tuesday, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) said he would not support a law that banned individuals of the Muslim faith from entering the United States.

When South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican, asked Sessions if he would “support a law that says you can’t come to America because you’re a Muslim?” Sessions simply said, “No.”

Graham followed up, asking Sessions if he would support a law that restricts entry to the U.S. based on terrorist ideology, such a Muslim who also wants to “kill everybody that’s different” from them, to which Sessions replied:

“I think that would be a prudent decision.”

“I hope we can keep people out of the country who wanna kill everybody because of their religion,” Graham added. “I hope we’re smart enough to know that that’s not what most people in the Muslim faith believe.”

“I can be that person,” Sessions responded.