The Senate has confirmed Russell Vought, President Trump’s nominee to be deputy director for the Office of Management and Budget.
It’s true there are hundreds of such nominees in any presidential administration.
What makes Vought’s nomination novel is the fact that his Christian beliefs enraged Sen. Bernie Sanders, who lost to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic presidential-primary race.
“This nominee is really not someone who this country is supposed to be about,” Sanders seethed when Vought was being interviewed by the Senate.
The senator referred to a piece Vought wrote that express the Christian doctrine that Jesus is the only way to salvation.
On Wednesday, it took a tie-breaking vote by Vice President Mike Pence to confirm Vought.
When Vought came before the Senate last June, Sanders shouted at him, noted David French in National Review.
Sanders: Let me get to this issue that has bothered me and bothered many