McConnell, Ryan defend Khans amid Trump remarks

by Seung Min Kim |  |  published on August 1, 2016

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker Paul Ryan on Sunday waded into the controversy surrounding Donald Trump and his dismissive comments toward a Muslim-American couple whose son was killed in combat during the Iraq War.

Without mentioning the GOP nominee’s name, McConnell subtly rebuked Trump’s comments directed to Khizr Khan — who delivered a memorable speech condemning Trump’s rhetoric toward Muslims on Thursday evening at the Democratic National Convention — and his wife, Ghazala.

But the Kentucky Republican declined to explicitly disavow the comments from Trump, who sparked yet another firestorm when he implied Ghazala Khan had stayed silent during the DNC speech because of her Muslim faith and accused Khizr Khan of having “no right” to critique Trump over his knowledge of the Constitution.

“Captain Khan was an American hero, and like all Americans, I’m grateful for the sacrifices that selfless young men like Capt. Khan and their families have made in the war on terror,” McConnell said in a statement Sunday. “All Americans should value the patriotic service of the patriots who volunteer to selflessly defend us in the armed services.”

In his own statement, Ryan also declined to name Trump.

  • Bob

    Do these guys believe that once the Democrats, including the media, are done with Trump that they would actually report the truth? Why are they going after Trump and not mentioning that the Clinton campaign and the media (virtually the same thing) called for fact checking of Pat Smith? Why not mention how she was treated in the media. Why not mention how Hillary LIED TO HER FACE about a stupid you-tube video causing her son’s death. Because they are so pissed off that the PEOPLE and NOT the PARTY chose the candidate this time that they would rather loose to Hillary than win the dang White House with someone they CAN NOT control.

  • Dolores Adams

    McConnell and Ryan needs to GO!

  • The Redhawk

    Ryan and Mc Conell are TWO BALLS FREE MORONS THAT in ORDER to Continue in their JOBS will Get SHILLERY ELECTED….FIRE THEM BOTH!!!
    Do we Wonder why Professinal POLITICIANS are REGARDED BELOW POND SCUM???

  • Robert

    McConnell and Ryan 2 POS politicians who would rather support Muslims then American Citizens. We will probably find out they received Large Donations from Muslims so they could stay in office. We need to have Term limits so that these scum Politicians can’t stay in office with the help of Muslim Extremists.

  • FastEddie

    Both of those guys are afraid if their own shadow. It’s hard to believe tho, that they won’t support the Republican nominee for President.

  • whoisshe?

    I listened 2x to the Saudi couple -Khan – I feel bad for them they lost their son 12 years ago – but – the father said one word that was wrong- he said he LET his son join the service – If that was the case and the son obeyed maybe he is feeling guilty- Our established Republicans let us down again -All Democrats have let us down- TrumpPence Will Win ! Lets get this Trump Train Moving-


    Kahn was planted by Killary and the dnc for nothing more than to bash Trump. He is using the death of his son for a sick political agenda perpetrated by Clinton. Kahn states now he only wants his privacy. Well let me tell ya something Mr Kahn…you don’t bash Trump on national tv and expect privacy…instead… what you will get is the… Wrath of Trump…..and deservedly so…TRUMP 2016!!!…….NEVER EVER KILLARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • John

    What’s wrong with these idiots? Khan’s son was killed in Iraq in 2004. 0bummer withdrew American forces from the area, against the military’s advice after 2008, which screwed up the area and led to the formation of ISIS. Trump’s anti-muslim comments are in response to the ISIS attacks that are now occuring in Europe and America. Trump’s attitude and responses are against 0bummer’s policies since 2008, which has nothing negative to do with the death of Khan’s son. Why are these morons so eager to see Trump lose the election to a bunch of communist bast*rds run by these democraps? They will never get back in power or influence if they pick supreme court justices and get a super majority of the voters by giving amnesty to all of these illegal aliens!

  • regulus30

    Mitch “howdy doody” McConnell and ryan have made it pretty clear they are NOT CONSERVATIVES , they are one party PROGRESSIVES.

  • Alex Ferguson

    ALL religion is SHIT!! It causes people to kill. Find God or the Gods YOURSELF. Jesus’s last words: “Fuck you, Dad!”

  • Alex Ferguson

    Draft-dodger tRump says HIS “Vietnam” was dodging STDs from the naive schoolgirls dumb enough to get in bed with the creep. His attack on the Khan family illustrates tRump complete unfitness for the presidency and he will be ROASTED come November……..

  • cutterguy

    what else would you expect from a pair of rinos who want open borders.

  • nokabosh

    Since when is vetting of Muslim immigrants to protect American lives an issue?

  • Paul Haisty

    it is not a Trump-Khan feud. It is a television fanned inferno.. The media is masking why Mr. Trump says we should ban Muslim refugees until we can come up with a policy that will allow those who abandon Sharia law..McConnel and Ryan should change their political affiliation to the Democrats.
    According to Sharia law:
    • Theft is punishable by amputation of the right hand.
    • Criticizing or denying any part of the Quran is punishable by death.
    • Criticizing Muhammad or denying that he is a prophet is punishable by death.
    • Criticizing or denying Allah, the god of Islam is punishable by death
    • A Muslim who becomes a non-Muslim is punishable by death.
    • A non-Muslim who leads a Muslim away from Islam is punishable by death.
    • A non-Muslim man who marries a Muslim woman is punishable by death.
    • A man can marry an infant girl and consummate the marriage when she is 9 years old
    • Girls’ clitoris should be cut (Muhammad’s words, Book 41, Kitab Al-Adab, Hadith 525
    A woman can have 1 husband, who can have up to 4 wives; Muhammad can have more.
    • A man can beat his wife for insubordination.
    • A man can unilaterally divorce his wife; a woman needs her husband’s consent to divorce.

    • A divorced wife loses custody of all children over 6 years of age or when they exceed it.
    • Testimonies of four male witnesses are required to prove rape against a woman.
    • A woman who has been raped cannot testify in court against her rapist(s)
    • A woman’s testimony in court, allowed in property cases, carries ½ the weight of a man’s.
    • A female heir inherits half of what a male heir inherits.
    • A woman cannot drive a car, as it leads to fitnah (upheaval).
    • A woman cannot speak alone to a man who is not her husband or relative
    • Meat to eat must come from animals that have been sacrificed to Allah – i.e., be “Halal”.
    • Muslims should engage in Taqiyya and lie to non-Muslims to advance Islam.
    • The list goes on (see Sharia law in America, UK, Europe and Saudi Arabia).

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  • Marty Howington

    It’s time to get the Lib’s out of the news business.

    • Alex Ferguson

      So, like YOU, the nation can suck their information from the Faux Noose tailpipe? Loser………….

      • John

        So you would rather suck up the communist way of life, SUPER LOSER!

  • NJ Lady

    Wingedgodd3ss is 100% right. This issue is another attempt at political correctness taking over good, old American common sense. The Donald said nothing untoward. Let it go!

  • barbarakelly

    I think that these 2 rats are part of the global regime. YOu would think that they would watch themselves with the all the booing that they got at the RNC. They are just hiding their real play like this on the dead soldier Khan. When you say that the father throw out the first bunch —-Trump was just finding more backround check. And how he replied wasn’t bad at all—just defending himself in a civilized .way.

  • dmttbt

    I keep hearing about a law or regulation that was passed in 1952 that outlaws all muslim, or at least all Muslim who are of the mind to over throw the united states government. Let’s hear more about that. Not Hillary who has said she intends to allow many times the number allowed now. How is it that they are allowed while others wait??
    Mcconnell and Ryan can say what they choose but if I were a part of the republican or democratic establishment, i would walk carefully. They can hardly rely on what they have accomplished, they might want to run from it though.

  • debtom

    The first obligation the Constitution calls for is that the leader/president of this great nation PROTECT IT AND IT’S CITIZENS! Anything else is secondary!

    An open letter to Mr. Khizr Khan | Fox News

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