That Mr. Pompeo is a Christian and has a distaste for buggery was, according to Senator Booker, disqualifying for office.
Here’s the video.
Senator Spartacus McGrandstand went down the same line of questioning with Neomi Rao, the nominee for the DC Circuit Court seat vacated by the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Here’s the video.
I have no idea what Rao’s religion is. Her biography says she is of Parsi-Indian heritage, which would suggest she is a Zoroastrian. Her husband is Alan Lefkowitz, which is about the most Jewish name I’ve ever heard.
Regardless, under Article Six of the Constitution of the United States, he has no right to ask her about her religious opinions, and asking her if she thinks that homosexuality is a “sin” is a religious question.
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.
Then he has the audacity to ask her if she has ever has an LGBTQ person working for her. Clearly the implication being that if she hasn’t her personal feelings reflect themselves as bigotry.
For most people, an employee or subordinate’s sexual orientation is neither here nor there, nor should it be a topic of discussion. Except for the Junior Senator from New Jersey, who seems to believe being a Lucky Pierre is in fact a job qualification.
This is going to be Booker’s grandstanding ad nauseam for the rest of his time in the Senate. Just as Mazie Hirono, who coincidentally he sat next to, has her standard question for all men about if they have ever sexually harassed or assaulted someone, he is going to have his standard question for any conservative if they think that gay sex is wrong.
This is just another example of the Democrats radical shift Leftward and attack on religion.
Booker is running for President. Maybe he is too far inside his own bubble, but I don’t think accusing religious people of being anti-Gay bigots for not thinking gay sex is something wonderful and to be celebrated is going to be as popular an opinion as it is in New Jersey.
I’m not here to give him advice, because I don’t want to see him be President.
I just think “Gay sex isn’t yucky” is a strange hill to die on.
Also, I think that the 49 year old unmarried Senator’s secret girlfriend is a beard.