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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he'd like to ban all Muslims from entering the United States.
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2012 file photo, Sen. Mae Beavers, R-Mount Juliet, describes her bill seeking to add more offenses to the state's methamphetamine offender registry during a Senate floor session Nashville, Tenn. Beavers helped craft legislation this session that would terminate the Court of the Judiciary in July and replace it with a 16-member Board of Judicial Conduct. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig, File)

A Tennessee senator agrees with comments made by business mogul Donald Trump that it's a good idea to initiate "a total and complete shutdown" of Muslim people entering the U.S.

"For him to suggest banning all Muslims, I don't have a problem with that," said Sen. Mae Beavers, R-Mt. Juliet.

Beavers, a supporter of the GOP presidential nominee, said people are scared and it's the government's job to protect them. In her opinion, that means preventing Muslims coming into the country — through immigration, refugee resettlement or any other means — for now.

Read more from our news partner at The Tennessean.

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