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Why Did a Republican Senator Ask a Biden Nominee if He Believes in God?

Slate
 2021-07-29

Cover picture for the articleOn Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee held hearings for a number of Joe Biden’s nominees, including Hampton Dellinger, whom the president selected to serve as assistant attorney general in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Policy. An outspoken progressive, Dellinger surely expected Republican senators to grill him about his past political tweets on controversial topics, including abortion. He probably did not expect these senators to ask about his religious beliefs, which the Constitution expressly forbids. But that’s what GOP Sen. John Kennedy did during a startling exchange in which the lawmaker asked Dellinger: “Do you believe in God?”

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Paula Miller
07-30

I am sick of politicians asking questions that are off limits because they wear God on thier sleeve. our founding fathers intended to separate government and religion. Kennedy is all show, give him an oscar

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Gary Hinton
07-29

Kennedy is just like most of the GOP they do not honor their oath of office.Instead they worship the orange sun God.

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DjP
07-30

That question is against the law to ask if he was being interviewed. We have republicans the don’t even know the rules of law. How can they possibly write them?

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