Mitt Wouldn’t Consider Muslims for His Cabinet

Mitt Romney wouldn’t put a Muslim in his cabinet. His reasoning:

I asked Mr. Romney whether he would consider including qualified Americans of the Islamic faith in his cabinet as advisers on national security matters, given his position that “jihadism” is the principal foreign policy threat facing America today. He answered, “…based on the numbers of American Muslims [as a percentage] in our population, I cannot see that a cabinet position would be justified. But of course, I would imagine that Muslims could serve at lower levels of my administration.”

So wait… cabinet positions are justified based on being the same religion as some percentage of our population? Do they ever discuss this in confirmation hearings? I wonder what the minimum percentage would be for him to consider someone.

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