Keith Ellison Just Beat Back a Right-Wing Assault On Religious Freedom
Keith Ellison Just Beat Back a Right-Wing Assault on Religious Freedom
Keith Ellison speaks during a news conference in Washington, DC, June 3, 2015. (Tom Williams / CQ Roll Call via AP)
Can Democrats defend the most basic premises of the Bill of Rights in a Republican-controlled House that is run by hyper-partisan Speaker Paul Ryan and that, at Ryan’s direction, so frequently dances to the authoritarian tune of a Trump administration that disrespects and disregards the Constitution?
Ad PolicyYes, they can. Congressman Keith Ellison just prevailed in a high-stakes struggle to defend freedom of religion as it is outlined in the First Amendment, and as it has been understood since Thomas Jefferson …