Washington D.C., Aug 10, 2016 / 09:17 am
Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence was met with heated criticism after suggesting that a Trump administration may ban Christian and Jewish refugees fleeing from terrorism.
Speaking on a conservative radio show Monday, Pence was asked about his support for religious liberty in light of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's previous proposal for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the U.S.
Pence responded that a general halt on immigration from certain countries would be "appropriate" for security concerns.
"The position that Donald Trump is advocating today is that we should temporarily suspend immigration from countries that have been compromised by terrorism, which I think is altogether fitting and appropriate," he said.