(ConservativeStar.com) – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is an outspoken proponent of his Christian faith. On Tuesday night, August 25, he broke with tradition and spoke at the Republican National Convention (RNC). While some Democrats found that problematic and out of the norm, former National Security Advisor Susan Rice took exception to the secretary speaking from Jerusalem via a pre-recorded video.
— Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) August 26, 2020
Rice said Pompeo’s overly religious statements as the secretary of state is problematic. She claimed that he’s obligated to represent the entire country and all religions. She further contended because Pompeo spoke for Jerusalem, it put Israel in the middle of US domestic politics.
Is Rice familiar with the US Constitution?
Nowhere does it disqualify someone from an appointed office because of their religious beliefs. Nor does it prohibit anyone from expressing their religious beliefs because of their formal position. In fact, the Freedom of Religion clause in the First Amendment prevents the government from dictating to anyone that one cannot express faith openly.
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