“Where in the Constitution is the separation of church and state?” O’Donnell asked him. When Coons responded that the First Amendment bars Congress from making laws respecting the establishment of religion, O’Donnell asked: “You’re telling me that’s in the First Amendment?”
I’m not shocked by the profound ignorance and historic revisionism displayed by current right wing populists. People with such wide reaching, big-picture, utopian ideologies tend to live in a parallel universe.
Miss O’Donnell lives in one where the founding fathers were anti-government Christian conservatives and scientists actively conspire to deceive people and there is no connection between policy and outcomes.