Never mind that people around the world are decrying Trump's Muslim ban as bringing the U.S. to the "brink of fascism," Sen. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III thinks the proposal is worthy of consideration, reports Caitlin MacNeal.
"He’s treading on dangerous ground because Americans are so deeply committed to freedom of religion. That is a major part of who we are," Sessions told host Steve Bannon on Breitbart News' SiriusXM radio show, referring to Trump's plan. "But at the same time, we’re in an age that’s very dangerous and we’re seeing more and more persons enter and lots of them have done terrorist acts and a lot of them believe it’s commanded by their religion."
"So I think it’s appropriate to begin to discuss this, and he has forced that discussion. We may even have a discussion about it in Judiciary Committee today," Sessions continued.
Absolutely. Let's not throw the baby out with the bathwater here. Let's take it up in Judiciary—Trump might really be on to something if handled delicately.
Sessions went on to say that he didn't want to be wholesale 'condemnatory of other people's religions ... so we’ve got to be really careful that we don't cross that line."
Little late for that now, Jeff—Trump obliterated the line. If you’re able to find it again during your exploration in Judiciary, do let us know. Oh, and many of those "other people" you speak of are known as "Americans" to the rest of us.