WASHINGTON - Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Wednesday after the Senate confirmed Russ Vought to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
"Article VI of the United States Constitution is clear: 'No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.' But that is exactly what some of my colleagues tried to do today. They voted against Russ Vought to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget solely because of his evangelical Christian beliefs. This type of religious bigotry ought to have no place in the Senate and Vought's confirmation today was a huge win for the continued health of religious liberty in this country."