With less than an hour before a scheduled vote on the “(Dis)Respect for Marriage Act,” Sen. Joni Ernst is among 10 GOP Senators refusing to say if they will support Sen. Mike Lee’s amendment protecting religious freedom in America.
The Senate is holding a procedural vote today, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. (Washington D.C. time) on an amendment offered by Republican Sen. Susan Collins and Democrat Sen. Tammy Baldwin that aims to protect religious freedom, but misses the mark according to family policy advocates.
The Daily Signal asked the Republican Senators who voted for cloture on the bill if they would still support the bill without amendments protecting religious freedom.
Sen. Dan Sullivan confirmed late last week he supports the amendments offered by Lee and Sen. James Lankford. Sen. Cynthia Lummis said she will support the Lee amendment, but didn’t say if she would insist on the amendment’s adoption as a condition for supporting cloture.
Ernst has refused to respond, according to The Daily Signal.
Debate is currently taking place on the amendments offered by Senators Marco Rubio, Lee and Lankford.