Johnson, Walker had opposed Trump's proposed Muslim ban

MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ The top two elected Republicans in Wisconsin have previously criticized President Donald Trump for proposing a Muslim ban as a candidate.    

But Gov. Scott Walker and U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson did not immediately return messages Monday seeking reaction to Trump's executive order banning refugees and travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries.   

Trump has insisted that the order he signed is not a ban on Muslims entering the country but is instead a measure designed to keep the country safe.     

Trump's order includes a 90-day ban on travel to the U.S. by citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen, and a 120-day suspension of the U.S. refugee program.    

The president was applauded by House Speaker Paul Ryan, who says it is ``time to re-evaluate and strengthen the visa-vetting process.''

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