Ryan: We Are Not Planning Deportation Force

Says 'we don't want' racist elements in the GOP
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 13, 2016 10:33 AM CST
Ryan: We Are Not Planning Deportation Force
President-elect Donald Trump is seen with House Speaker Paul Ryan on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

(Newser) – House Speaker Paul Ryan says the people generating racist graffiti in the wake of Donald Trump's election are "not Republicans," reports the AP, and "we don't want them in our party." The Wisconsin congressman told CNN's State of the Union on Sunday that "people should really just put their minds at ease. We are pluralistic, we are inclusive... that's the kind of country we are still going to have." He says he's "confident Donald Trump feels the same way." "We are not planning on erecting a deportation force. Donald Trump's not planning on that," Ryan said. "I think we should put people's minds at ease: That is not what our focus is. We're focused on securing the border. We think that's first and foremost, before we get into any other immigration issue, we've got to know who's coming and going into the country." Elsewhere on the Sunday dial:

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  • Trump campaign rep Kellyanne Conway tells CNN that a decision on his chief of staff is "imminent," with Reince Priebus in the running, but "several people being considered." Breitbart CEO Steve Bannon is also in the running, and Politico notes that Ryan said Sunday he has "no concerns" if Bannon were to be the pick. "I trust Donald's judgment." The GOP establishment widely favors Priebus for the job.
  • Conway wasn't done there, telling NBC News, via the Washington Post, that of pro-Hillary Clinton supporters, particularly those demonstrating, "(Trump is) there for them. And he is going to be a president that listens and takes the counsel of many different people, including those from the other side of the aisle. ... It's time really for President Obama and Secretary Clinton to say to these protesters, 'This man is our president.'"
  • Meanwhile, Trump himself is busily blasting the New York Times on Twitter, reports the Hill. "Wow, the @nytimes is losing thousands of subscribers because of their very poor and highly inaccurate coverage of the 'Trump phenomena'."
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