Republican vice presidential candidate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) gestures as he takes the stage during the third day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 29, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
PROVO, Utah -- Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan says he supports prayer in public schools if approved by states.
The Wisconsin congressman addressed the issue during a brief stop Wednesday inside a Republican volunteer center in Provo, Utah. Ryan was visiting the state for a fundraiser. A volunteer asked whether he supported giving states the right to allow "prayer or pledge" in schools. Ryan said he did.
He says it's a constitutional issue for states and a moral responsibility of parents. And he says Utah voters would have "a pretty good chance" of allowing prayer in schools.