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Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said on Monday that he disagrees with Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore's previous criticism over letting Muslims serve in Congress.

"I think just because you're a member of a political party doesn't mean you agree 100 percent. ...So I would disagree with that statement and I dare say if you asked each one of the members up here, what they would feel about that, they would say the same thing," Cornyn told reporters during a press conference, referring to several other GOP senators standing beside him.

The lawmakers were asked how they "square" their criticism of Democrats questioning Trump's circuit court nominee, Amy Barrett, over her Catholic faith with their support for Moore given his previous suggestion that Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the first Muslim elected to the House, should be blocked from serving in Congress because of his religious beliefs.


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