Vermont Senator and former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders recently attacked a Trump administration appointee because he wrote a blog post expressing his belief that salvation can come only through Jesus Christ. During a Senate Budget Committee nomination hearing on Wednesday, Sen. Sanders critically questioned Russell Vought, Trump’s nominee for deputy director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. At issue was a blog post that Vought

wrote in defense of his alma mater, Wheaton College, in which he said that Muslims “stand condemned” for not believing in Jesus Christ. “In the piece that I referred to that you wrote for the publication called Resurgent. You wrote, ‘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.’ Do you believe that that statement is Islamophobic?” asked Sanders. READ MORE