Sometimes politicians mean just what they say. End of story. This is one of those times. Seriously, see for yourself:
Real Constitution-like, ya think? Here's what Ben Carson said:
NBC's Chuck Todd: "Do you believe that Islam is consistent with the Constitution?"Yes, say hello to our new state senator:
Carson: "No, I do not,. I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that."
Sen. Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) posted a link to a Yahoo! News article Monday entitled "Ben Carson won't back down from comments about Muslims" - adding his own comment - "I agree with him." The article was about Dr. Carson defending his belief that a Muslim should not be elected President.
27 News asked Sen. Kapenga's staff if he would explain his position on the matter. The tweet was taken down shortly after our call and his staff never responded to our request. On Tuesday, we again asked a staffer for Sen. Kapenga if he would do an interview on the matter. His office responded with a one-line email: "Senator Kapenga is unable to do an interview and will not be commenting further on the issue."
Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-Middleton) told 27 News: "I don't know of anyone else in the State Senate who believes that, but we're cast in that same light and it's really frustrating."
Here's Greg Neumann's report: