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U.S. Senate Confirms Dangerous Ideologue Xavier Becerra as Secretary of Health and Human Services

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March 18, 2021

Press Statement
For Immediate Release: 3.18.21
Contact: Lacey McNiel, media@firstliberty.org
Direct: 972-941-4453

U.S. Senate Confirms Dangerous Ideologue Xavier Becerra as Secretary of Health and Human Services

Washington, DC—The following statement may be attributed to Justin Butterfield, Deputy General Counsel to First Liberty Institute. Butterfield formerly served as Senior Advisor for Conscience and Religious Freedom at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

Xavier Becerra is a dangerous ideologue who has made a career of attacking long-held religious freedom protections and using his office to pursue a partisan political agenda.  As California Attorney General, Becerra targeted conscience protections for health care workers.  His policy position as Attorney General in seeking to force the public disclosure of donors to non-profit organizations is so extreme that organizations from the ACLU the PETA submitted briefs at the U.S. Supreme Court challenging him.  By choosing Xavier Becerra as his Secretary of HHS, President Biden has sent a clear message that people of faith are not respected under his administration.

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