NBC Meet the Press interviewer Chuck Todd, September 20, 2015: "So do you believe that Islam is consistent with the Constitution?"
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson: "No, I don't, I do not," he said. "I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation. I absolutely would not agree with that."
Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, one day later:
Of course, no religious test for the presidency--every faith adds to our national character.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) September 22, 2015
Former Republican Secretary of State Colin Powell, 2008: