Snyder: Trump's anti-Muslim plans inappropriate

Posted at 10:31 AM, Dec 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-10 10:31:07-05

Governor Rick Snyder doesn't see any similarity between his call to temporarily stop Syrian refugees from coming to Michigan and Donald Trump's "No Muslims Allowed" immigration plan.

On Wednesday, the Governor said Trump's comments are inappropriate.

When reporters asked if his policy is basically the same thing, Governor Snyder said, "That's not what I said. I said we should pause in terms of reviewing our process. I've always been welcoming to immigrants. I'm proud of Michigan's record, I'm proud of the fact we have the largest Middle-Eastern community in the United States in our state and I just want to make sure we're balancing national security interests with that in the appropriate fashion."

Governor Snyder was also asked about a Republican proposal to ban straight-ticket voting and a push for "no-reason" absentee voting. He said he will not comment on either until a bill reaches his desk.