- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Democrats on the House Committee on Natural Resources are primed to elbow out “God” from oaths administered to witnesses testifying before the panel.

A draft obtained exclusively by Fox News this week shows Democrats intent on changing pronouns like “his or her” to “their” and removing “God” from the text.

Edits, if agreed upon by the full committee this week, would remove “so help you God” from the portion that asks: “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?”

“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,” House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney, Wyoming Republican, told Fox on Tuesday. “They really have become the party of Karl Marx.”

Spokespeople for the Natural Resources Committee did not immediately reply to Fox News’ requests for comment.

Rep. Raul Grijalva, Arizona Democrat, heads the committee, which has oversight of national parks, wildlife and energy.

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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