Disgraced former FBI agent John Guandolo is still ranting about how Muslims aren’t eligible for public office, despite the absolutely clear text of the Constitution. He says the Department of Justice, and specifically Attorney General Jeff Sessions should have prevented it from happening with some mythical authority he thinks they have.
Oh yes, because only a Marxist or a terrorist would disagree with him. And, ya know, the founding fathers themselves, who put the No Religious Tests clause in the Constitution to settle that issue once in for all. This was a matter of great controversy at the state ratification conventions, where some of that day’s hardcore Christian right argued that it would allow “Papists” and deists and infidels and Muslims to hold public office. And the response was “You’re right, it would.” Guess what? The Constitution was ratified anyway.
Last week, Guandolo said that it was unconstitutional for Democrats Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota to serve in Congress because they are Muslim and the Founding Fathers intended that “only Christians should hold public office.”…
“I’ve been hammered by the usual suspects in the Marxist media and the jihadi organizations around the country for saying recently on an interview that there is no way that those people should be, can be elected under the Constitution,” he said. “You cannot subscribe to an ideology that seeks to overthrow the Constitution and be lawfully elected. Anybody who swears an oath to the Constitution has a duty to ensure that never takes place and the Department of Justice and the Attorney General should have stepped in, but, as we know, there seems to be no demonstration in the Department of Justice of anything that resembles courage.”
This is not a matter of controversy. This is so simple a 5 year old could read it and know what it means. But that’s the Constitution in the real world, not the wingnut version of the Constitution that exists only in their minds. That’s the one that was delivered in the King James Version by Jesus himself at the foot of Mt. Sinai while he prayed.