Matthew Whitaker: acting attorney general said judges should be Christian.
Trump’s replacement for Jeff Sessions to lead the justice department said judges needed a ‘biblical view of justice’
Donald Trump’s new attorney general once said that judges should be Christian and proposed blocking non-religious people from judicial appointments.
Matthew Whitaker, who was made acting attorney general on Wednesday after Trump fired Jeff Sessions, said judges needed a “biblical view of justice” and questioned the judgment of secular lawyers.
Whitaker made the remarks at a conservative forum in April 2014, where he appeared as a candidate for the Republican US Senate nomination in Iowa. Video clips of the event were saved by People For the American Way, a liberal campaign group.