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Some Republicans decry Trump's travel ban; Ryan offers defense, McConnell silence

Some Republicans decry Trump's travel ban; Ryan offers defense, McConnell silence

Facing intense criticism and dramatic news coverage of chaos and protests at airports worldwide, several congressional Republicans on Saturday questioned President Trump's order to halt admission to the United States by refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., were not among them.

Ryan was among the first lawmakers on Friday to back Trump's order, and his office reiterated his support on Saturday.

"This is not a religious test and it is not a ban on people of any religion," said spokeswoman AshLee Strong.

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