The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Wednesday raised alarms about Russell Vought, President Trump's nominee for deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Ahead of a Senate Budget Committee hearing on his nomination, the ACLU pointed to Vought's inflammatory comments about Muslims in a 2016 religious post.
"Muslims do not simply have a deficient theology. They do not know God because they have rejected Jesus Christ his Son, and they stand condemned," Vought wrote.
Manar Waheed, ACLU legislative and advocacy counsel, said Vought's nomination to the position was "disturbing" in its implications for religious freedom.