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Tillerson won't rule out Muslim registry
by Ben Kamisar
Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the State Department, did not rule out the creation of a national registry of Muslims during his Wednesday confirmation hearing.
But Tillerson did say he would not support a "blanket-type" ban on all Muslim immigration into the United States.
Trump has regularly floated using a registry to track Muslims in America as a way to protect the country against potential acts of terror. But his staff regularly tries to tamp down those concerns in statements.
When pressed on the registry by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Tillerson punted.
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