January 12, 2017

Tillerson wouldn't rule out Muslim registry

Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the State Department, did not rule out the creation of a national registry of Muslims during his confirmation hearing. But Tillerson did say he would not support a "blanket-type" ban on all Muslim immigration into the United States. Trump has regularly floated using a registry to track Muslims in America as a way to protect the country against potential acts of terror. But his staff regularly tries to tamp down those concerns in statements.

When pressed on the registry by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Tillerson punted. “I would need to have a lot more information around how such an approach would even be constructed,” he said.

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