Speaker Paul Ryan's primary challenger, Paul Nehlen, does not believe banning Muslims from entering the country would keep us safe because too many Muslims already live here.
During an appearance on a local radio show, Nehlen said Muslim Americans have been "fighting on both sides of the war" and that we should begin deporting them out of caution if we can't come up with a reliable way to determine whether or not they are "Sharia-compliant."
“Well, then, the question is why do we have Muslims in the country?” Nehlen said, visibly and audibly shocking the two co-hosts.
“Are you suggesting that we deport all of the Muslims in this country?” Proft followed up.
“I’m suggesting we have a discussion about it, that’s for sure,” Nehlen answered, to a stunned pause from the hosts.
Nehlen also said Islam is the "only major religion that encourages lying" which certainly does not explain the Republican party's Christian penchant for lying their asses off every time they open their mouths. It's almost as if dishonesty is a human quality, not a religious quality.
What Nehlen says we should "discuss" would include deporting military service members, congressmen, local elected officials, countless religious leaders and private citizens.
Nehlen says being "Sharia-compliant" is "in direct conflict with the U.S. Constitution" but it's not actually a law and it's not recognized in America. Deporting American citizens based on their religion (or for any other reason), however, is as blatantly unconstitutional as it gets.
I'll posit that Nehlen knows even less about Muslims than he knows about the Constitution, which isn't much.