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Rand Paul Rips Trump: Does He Want Some Kind of ‘Religious Czar’ for Muslims?

rand paulOn Face the Nation, Rand Paul this morning blasted Donald Trump for his recent comments about a Muslim database and surveilling mosques, saying that’s “disqualifying” for him to be president.

Trump still believed in the latter, but today he has continued to muddy the waters with his answer to a question about creating a database for all Muslims.

Paul told CBS’ John Dickerson that surveilling individual Muslims is fine if the government considers them a threat, but we should “absolutely not” be targeting mosques.

He called out Marco Rubio on the issue too. Rubio, in fairness, did not make a call as explicitly as Trump did, he only said that “any facility that’s being used to radicalize and inspire attacks against the United States, should be a place that we look at.”

Paul said the only way to fulfill what Trump and Rubio want is with a “religious czar,” which would be “inconsistent with our freedom.”

Watch above, via CBS.

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