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Ben Sasse Questions Sherrod Brown about Militant Islam — Democrat Feigns Hearing Loss

Well, that was awkward.

After Nebraska Republican Ben Sasse took to the Senate floor to offer some much-needed clarity about the nature of the terroristic threat facing the United States —

So now, as it is emphatically and indisputably clear that we are not at war with all Muslims, let’s tell the truth that we most certainly are at war with militant Islam. We are at war with violent Islam. We are at war with jihadi Islam. We are at war with those who believe in killing in the name of religion.

— Ohio’s Sherrod Brown, a Democrat, took issue with his colleague’s remarks. So Sasse asked a very simple question:

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