Vought defended Wheaton College’s decision to fire a professor who said that Christians and Muslims “worship the same God.”
Sanders called Vought’s comments “indefensible,” adding, “It is hateful. It is Islamaphobic. And it is an insult to over a billion Muslims throughout the world.”
Vought responded by saying “I’m a Christian and I believe in a Christian set of principles.”
“I specifically wrote it with the intention of conveying my viewpoint in a respectful manner that avoided inflammatory rhetoric,” Vought continued.
A committee vote has not yet been scheduled.