EEOC Commissioner Outed For Flaming, Flagrant Bigotry

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Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, blocked the customary rubber-stamping of EEOC members, concerned that Trump-nominee Chai Feldblum would put LGBTQ rights over religious liberties. His concern rises from comments she made committing herself to putting LGBTQ rights over religious liberties. (Getty Images photo)

NBC News – Members of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency that enforces civil rights laws in the workplace, are routinely reconfirmed in a bipartisan manner.

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, however, is bucking the norm by putting a hold on the reappointment of Chai Feldblum, the first openly LGBTQ person to sit on the commission, because of her “radical views on marriage.”

Lee on Wednesday followed through with a threat he had previously made and objected to Feldblum being reappointed to the EEOC by unanimous consent, which is customary for bipartisan commissions.

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