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Has there been any reaction to this that you have seen or heard? Now, if Pat Buchanan had said this or if I had said this yesterday, or if Senator Jeff Sessions had said it or if Rand Paul had said it or if John Boehner had said it, or if George W. Bush at his library opening had said it, if any Republican had said, “We need to send these Muslims back home. We need to consider the fact we have to cut off Muslim students coming to this country.” I’m stunned. I’ve had cable news on all day. They’ve had nobody outraged at what Beckel said. CAIR hasn’t said anything, Council on Arab-American Islamic Relations. They haven’t said anything. I’m stunned by that.

I mean, why, that’s Islamophobic, isn’t it? It’s profiling. It’s Islamophobic. It’s accusatory. It’s defamatory. It’s hate speech. It’s insulting. It’s presumptuous. It’s not the way we do things here in America. It’s anti-diversity, mean, judgmental, prejudicial, unfair, unjust, immoral, not useful, unhelpful, harmful. And there’s no reaction to this. Okay, the Huffing and Puffington Post did. Big whoop. Who heard about it? Just like when FDR said, “You know what, we’re gonna put these Japanese in these communes or get rid of ’em,” you could hear the crickets. Then Beckel says (imitating Beckel), “I don’t know, I think we need to cut off Muslim students coming in the country, at least for some period of time, maybe send ’em back home, or prison.” They’re just young boys and they didn’t like firecrackers when they were in kindergarten in Chechnya. They heard all the wars, and firecrackers, PTSD. I don’t know. I don’t know. I’m just fascinated by it.

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