Election 2016

A Muslim Ban Became Constitutional Over the Weekend Apparently

Donald Trump's vice presidential running mate Indiana Governor Mike Pence has apparently had a change of heart on banning all Muslim travel and immigration to the United States.

Pence has also adopted Trump's language almost verbatim by saying that we need to "find out what's going on" before we allow more Muslims into the country.

"I am very supportive of Donald Trump's call to temporarily suspend immigration from countries where terrorist influence and impact represents a threat to the United States," Pence said on Fox News. [...]

"What I've heard from Donald Trump, and I believe the position he's articulated that resonates with millions of Americans, is that we've got to find out what's going on, and we've got to do something different, and we've got to put the safety and security of the American people first," Pence said.

In addition to his dramatic change of heart, Pence also apparently has a new interpretation of the Constitution.

Pence said a Muslim ban would be "unconstitutional" before he became Donald Trump's running mate.

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Maybe we're looking at this all wrong. Maybe his interpretation of the Constitution has not changed at all. It's possible he explicitly supports unconstitutional policy.

Men like Mike Pence are why the vast majority of Americans are extremely cynical about politics.

  • JimmyAbra

    “I am very supportive of Donald Trump’s call to temporarily suspend immigration from countries where terrorist influence and impact represents a threat to the United States,”

    So, will France and Belgium be on the list?

  • Draxiar

    A ban on all Muslims because we just never know which one will go boom. The very same logic could be applied to gun owners.

    • muselet

      Shall not be infringed! Shall not be infringed!

      Freedom of religion? That’s negotiable.

      –alopecia

  • Victor the Crab

    Mike Pence. The latest Republican to become Donald Drumph’s bitch. Has Pence picked up Drumph’s super sized Big Mac and fries and delivered it to him yet?

    • fry1laurie

      At least Drumpf would Get some fries with Pence rather than Christie delivering them.

  • muselet

    Isn’t it interesting how flexible Mike Pence’s principles became when they came into contact with his poltical ambition?

    What would Pence do, I wonder, if Donald Trump demanded that he demonstrate his fealty by sacrificing a goat to Baal?

    –alopecia

    • I’m guessing the goat blood is drying on his hands as we speak. And unlike Lady MacBeth there will be no moral perturbation later. Both Trump and Pence will be laughing all the way to the bank.

      • muselet

        Yeah, you’re probably right.

        –alopecia

    • Badgerite

      I think he would be fine with it. All hail Baal.

    • gescove

      Well, as we learned from Sarah Palin, the vice president is the position flexible.