KCGOP Chairman Lori Sotelo released the following statement today in response to remarks given by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.

“Religious freedom is a founding principle of our nation, the Republican Party and most importantly who we are as Americans. Setting aside religious liberty places all of our freedoms at risk. It is a slippery slope we must not go down. 

“I applaud Speaker Paul Ryan for denouncing a misguided and dangerous policy as an unconstitutional attack on our fellow Muslim-American neighbors and friends and an assault on freedom and individual rights.

“Inciting fear and attacking individual liberty is not what this party stands for. Now more than ever we need leaders who will unite all Americans and our allies behind the fight to defeat radical Islamic terrorism.”