Sen. Ted Cruz Fires Back at Sen. Cory Booker for Asking Judicial Nominee if LGBT Relationship Were ‘Sin’
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) condemned Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) for interrogating a judicial nominee about her moral and religious principles during a confirmation hearing this week.
As Christian Headlines previously reported, Senator Booker first asked nominee Neomi Rao is she believed LGBT relationships were “immoral.”
Rao questioned the relevancy of the question before answering no.
Booker followed up by asking Rao if she believed homosexuality was a ‘sin.’
The administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs answered, “Senator, my personal views on any of these subjects are things that I would put to one side and I would faithfully follow [the precedence of the Supreme Court].”
Directly following this display, Senator Cruz defended Rao before the committee noting that he was “deeply troubled” by the attack on Rao’s personal religious views.
Cruz said, “The Senate Judiciary Committee should not be a theater for mischaracterizing or twisting a nominee’s views nor an avenue for persecution.”
He continued, “We’ve seen a growing pattern among Senate Democrats of hostility to religious faith. I was deeply troubled a few minutes ago to hear questioning of a nominee asking your personal views on what is sinful. In my view that has no business in this committee. Article VI of the Constitution says there shall be no religious test for any public office.”
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