U.S. Representative Tom Reed of Corning has joined the throngs of Republicans rejecting Donald Trump’s comments about Muslims.
Trump declared yesterday that Muslims should be barred from entering the U.S. Reed says that violates Republican party values. However, Reed also says he’d support Trump if he won the presidential nomination.
“Obviously if I have to choose between our Republican nominee and a continuation of the Obama policies going forward, I would clearly have to err on the side of the Republican nominee,” Reed explained.
Reed added that he thinks Republican policies would be better for the country. He does say it’s unlikely Trump will make it that far and has endorsed former Florida governor Jeb Bush for the nomination.