June 7, 2017 BY:
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) on Wednesday slammed White House deputy budget director nominee Russell Vought for his January 2016 post calling Islam a “deficient theology.”
Sanders quoted a letter of condemnation from the Arab American Institute, Bend the Arc Jewish Action, and Muslim Advocates, who say that Vought “denigrated American Muslims and Muslim faith” and that he has exhibited “hostility” not worthy of the position he’s been nominated for.
“This is the fundamental problem. Muslims do not simply have a deficient theology. They do not know God because they have rejected Jesus Christ his Son, and they stand condemned,” Vought wrote in The Resurgent, a Conservative blog.
Sanders, in a clip reported by HuffPost asked Vought whether he thought that quote was Islamophobic.
“Absolutely not,” Vought said. “I’m a Christian, and I believe in a Christian set of principles based on my faith. That post…
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