Last week, Former Vice President Dick Cheney got himself a fancy marble statue in the U.S. Capitol to the open-mouthed amazement of everyone who has any memory of his infamous eight years in office.

This week, Cheney has come out to denounce the remarks made Monday afternoon by Donald Trump who called for a moratorium on any influx of Muslim individuals whether they be tourists or citizens returning home from abroad.

“I think this whole notion that we can somehow just say ‘no more Muslims’ and just ban a whole religion goes against everything we stand for and believe in. I mean, religious freedom’s been a very important part of our history and where we came from, a lot of people, you know, my ancestors came here because they were puritans.”

“It’s a serious problem to make certain the people coming in don’t represent ISIS. You’ve gotta set up a vetting process and that’s crucial”

Instead, Cheney suggested that the U.S. set up “safety zones” in rural Syria to “take pressure off” of other nations accepting an influx of refugees.

Dick Cheney talking (a little bit of) sense. Are we in the twilight zone?

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Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com