Mike Lee has taken a stand for President Trump’s nominees who are viciously attacked for their deep personal faith. The Daily Wire reports:
On Thursday, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) ripped Senate Judiciary Democrats for querying judicial nominees about their personal religious beliefs. In the process, he directly confronted Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) in a blunt exchange that left Hirono huffing, “I do not sit here to be questioned about my motives.”
Lee made his statement two days after Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) interrogated Neomi Rao, who has been nominated to sit on the Washington D.C. Court of Appeals, about whether she thought same-sex relationships were immoral or same-sex marriages were sinful, as Molly Prince of The Daily Caller noted.
Well before his confrontation with Hirono, Lee eloquently stated his opposition to querying judicial nominees about their religious beliefs:
“I think it’s important to point out here: You can’t openly, publicly question a nominee about that nominee’s religious beliefs, about what he or she believes to be sinful conduct without subjecting that nominee to ridicule and simultaneously demeaning some of the fundamental tenets of our constitutional republic. You can’t ask a nominee questions like those to which Neomi Rao was subjected just the other day and those that I’ve seen asked of some of our other nominees and then later ask the question, “How did we get here?””
Democrats are always talking about separation of church and state, but will themselves interfere in nominees’ personal faith that is not relevant to their capability to do their job.