In a draft of a new rules proposal, the House of Representatives wants to cut "So help you God" from witness oaths, and Republicans are, predictably, losing their minds.
The new oath would say "Do you solemnly swear or affirm, under penalty of law, that the testimony that you are about to give is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?"
"They really have become the party of Karl Marx,” said House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney.
"They really have become the party of Karl Marx." - @Liz_Cheney https://t.co/dq9rN68Dfb— Elizabeth Harrington (@Elizabeth Harrington)1548780435.0
"It is incredible, but not surprising, that the Democrats would try to remove God from committee proceedings in one of their first acts in the majority," said Cheney.
What Cheney doesn't seem to realize is that many federal oaths - including the swearing-in of the president - do not include the words "So help you God."
@SpeakerPelosi Your party is disgusting, even if you don't believe in God, our country was founded on that premise,… https://t.co/xbhbTUCQcN— Cricket 🇺🇸 (@Cricket 🇺🇸)1548786489.0
Dem/socialists continue to march on. FOX News: “A key committee in the Democratic-controlled House of Rep is moving… https://t.co/SOupJ8Xagk— Lt Steven Rogers (@Lt Steven Rogers)1548776640.0
Truly proving just how far left the Democrats in our country have gone doing every thing they can to Christianity… https://t.co/yNVTecGwkd— Robert Elliott (@Robert Elliott)1548780713.0
Fox News broke the story after they obtained an exclusive draft of the new rules proposal.
Conservatives on Twitter are blaming Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the perceived threat to the religious right.
This is a DARK day in America in which satan has found another way in which to further his cause in getting ppl to… https://t.co/mtXFDIuOcz— Angel Dove Ministries (@Angel Dove Ministries)1548786932.0
@SpeakerPelosi @NYGovCuomo @GovRaimondo & @TomPerez 🔵 EVIL! If you have issues w/@realDonaldTrump talk w/him. STOP… https://t.co/cOPuG3hVNP— K.M.B. Foundation (@K.M.B. Foundation)1548783428.0
This is going to bite them in the behind. No wonder they're referred to as Demon-rats..! God have mercy on them!… https://t.co/aVOiUfb79c— Frances Driggers (@Frances Driggers)1548779112.0
As many pointed out, the change doesn't represent a rebuke of God, but an inclusion of all theological perspectives that is long overdue.
@americnhumanist "swear or affirm" will be left in ... "so help me God" is a needless bit of religious favoritism .… https://t.co/VMopjFj1AL— Joe Paulson (@Joe Paulson)1548789426.0
@americnhumanist See Matthew 5:33-37 (below). It is unbiblical to force those coming before our secular government… https://t.co/n6PfiCHdJE— edge case (@edge case)1548791212.0
@americnhumanist Good riddance. No room for such nonsense in government.— Steve (@Steve)1548789420.0
The new rules are expected to be approved this week, with changes going into effect immediately.