Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan said he supports prayer in public schools, if states approve.
When asked Wednesday whether he supported states having the right to allow prayer in schools, Ryan said yes.
"That's a constitutional issue of the states, moral responsibility of parents, education," he added.
Last year, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney also said he supports prayer in schools.
"I'm not looking for teachers to have prayer every day in the classroom, but I do think at special ceremonies - graduation, football games, and the like, that calling on our Creator is a good idea," Romney told CNN.