The Democrat Majority in the House of Representatives have removed “so help me God” from the oaths witnesses take prior to giving testimony.
In January, a draft of governing procedures for the House Natural Resource Committee proposed the removal of “so help me God” from oaths, to be replaced with “under penalty of law.” The draft also removed the phrase “his” or “his” throughout the document, replacing those two pronouns with “their.”
Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) said at first the removal was simply a “mistake,” but the House has since reneged: “we do not have religious tests,” says Rep. Nadler (D-NY), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
“I think God belongs in religious institutions: in temple, in church, in cathedral, in mosque — but not in Congress.” – Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TX)
Rep. Cohen said that Republican support the current Faith-based language was equal to “using God” and that “God doesn’t want to be used.”
Republicans pushed back back in response to dropping God from the the oaths.
“I am a sinner, I make mistakes every single day, but I do think that we could use a little more of God, not less.” – Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA)
Watch below: Rep. Nadler omits “so help me God” when administering an oath to a witness.