"I don’t think I would agree with Rick on that."
OK, governor, but we think Muslims want something a little stronger than that. Would you denounce Womick in some way?
"I don’t know that’s my role. I would just say that on that issue I don’t agree with Rick."
Womick, however, is standing by his comments. To the Murfreesboro Daily News Journal, he said:
"Who are we at war with? We are at war with al-Qaeda and the Taliban, who are Muslims. It’s a Catch-22. They are not allowed to kill their fellow Muslims, we’re at war with Muslims. The only solution I see is that they not be allowed in the military."