7:27 PM PT — Saturday, Dec. 28, 2018
Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) is voicing his opposition to an appointee to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The lawmaker is reportedly looking to side-rail the confirmation of President Trump’s nominee Chai Feldblum.
Lee is opposing her nomination because she has a history of making controversial statements about religion, saying Feldblum “sees a conflict between religious belief and LGBT liberty, as quote a zero sum gain.”
The senator also said he see her beliefs as “fundamentally incompatible with our nation’s long tradition of pluralism and religious freedom.”
Even if Feldblum is confirmed, the President appointed two republicans to the panel, guaranteeing a 3-to-2 republican majority.