CHICAGO, Aug. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Paul Nehlen, who is challenging House Speaker Paul Ryan for Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District seat, spoke with Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson from AM 560's "Morning Answer", for Upstream Ideas, on Aug. 1.
The focus of the conversation was Paul Ryan's record on immigration, his lack of support for Donald Trump and what Nehlen will do differently if elected.
Proft asked Nehlen if he would support Trump's immigration issues, especially with regards to Muslim-Americans, and his recent comments about the family of Khizr and Ghazala Kahn.
"(The Khans) came here in the '70s from Pakistan, right? He died before the Fort Hood shootings, the Boston Marathon bombings, the Chattanooga killings, San Bernardino Christmas party mass shooting and the Orlando nightclub," Nehlen said. "So circumstances have clearly dramatically changed since Captain (Humayun) Khan's death and hey, those are gold star parents. Nobody's saying they aren't gold star parents. They lost their kid. But let's be clear. Muslim-Americans have been fighting on both sides of the war."
Nehlen also addressed Ryan's soft policies on immigration.
"When I'm meeting people at doors, there are so many people upset with Paul Ryan and honestly the stakes could not be any clearer," he said. "If Paul Ryan is re-elected, if he's sent back to Congress, he will push for the biggest amnesty in this country's history; and immediately after his re-election, he will push Obama's jailbreak crime agenda. If Americans want President Trump to be successful, we must retire Speaker Ryan."
Nehlen also said he agreed with Newt Gingrich's recent statement that proposed if Muslim-Americans are Sharia-compliant, they must be deported.
"Here's the thing you got to remember, I don't believe that the breakpoint is terrorism," he said. "I believe ... the breakpoint is Sharia. If the Muslim is Sharia-compliant that is in direct conflict with the U.S. Constitution."
Nehlen said he is conflicted with how to handle Muslims in America during these times, but he thinks Trump and Gingrich are on the right track with their recommendations.
"Paul Ryan's been an open border guy for two decades," he said. "He funded sanctuary cities. He will push for amnesty. Paul Ryan thinks it's OK to have a wall around his house for the security of his family, but he doesn't think it's OK to have a wall for the security for the rest of Americans."
About Upstream Ideas
Upstream Ideas, under the leadership of Dan Proft – one of Illinois' sharpest political minds, provides expository content with new information and fresh perspectives meant to inform policy discussions, debunk faulty premises and challenge accepted orthodoxies. Proft is one of Chicago's most-respected talk radio personalities and a senior fellow at the Illinois Policy Institute, a free-market think tank. He is also a frequent editorial contributor to the Chicago Tribune.
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