Rep. Jared Huffman
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“It’s unconstitutional to require a angry in congressional testimony to affirm an oath to a deity they might not even think in or to affirm an oath to a singular divine being when you could be a multi-purpose Hindu because that example,” Huffman said throughout an interview ~ above The liberty From religion Foundation’s “Freethought Matters” program.

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“It’s simply preposterous."

Huffman additionally said that congressional committees have a “sporadic standard” for including God in their oaths.

The California Democrat, that sits top top the House herbal Resources Committee, claimed dropping the oath or enabling those who testify before the panel to voluntarily say it was proposed, for example. 

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"She smelled blood in the water, go on Fox News and started ranting around how Democrats were dropping God indigenous the Congress," that added.

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A spokesperson for Cheney told Fox News that she "will always defend God. Period. If that bothers Rep. Huffman, fine be praying because that him."

Fox noted that Rep. Mike Johnson

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