Paul Ryan hammers Trump on ‘unconstitutional’ Muslim plan: ‘This is not conservatism'
Paul Ryan and Donald Trump

The backlash against GOP presidential candidate and front runner Donald Trump continued Tuesday with Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan condemning recent comments by Trump saying he'd bar Muslims from traveling to the United States.

"This is not conservatism," Ryan said, according to CNN. "Some of our best and biggest allies in this struggle and fight against radical Islam terror are Muslims."

Ryan said he normally avoid commenting on what is being said in the presidential election, but made exception to Trump's comments.

"What was proposed yesterday is not what this party stands for, and more importantly, it's not what this country stands for," he said. "Not only are there many Muslims serving in our armed forces, dying for this country, there are Muslims serving right here in the House, working every day to uphold and defend the Constitution."

Watch Ryan's speech, as posted to Facebook by CNN, here:

"This is not conservatism," House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican, says of Donald J. Trump's call to ban all Muslims...

Posted by CNN Politics on Tuesday, December 8, 2015