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Exclusive: House Republicans call on Trump to keep religious liberty pledge

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump looks up while hosting a House and Senate leadership lunch at the White House in Washington.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump looks up while hosting a House and Senate leadership lunch at the White House in Washington.  (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

In February President Trump made a promise to people of faith across the fruited plain.

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“My administration will do everything in its power to defend and protect religious liberty in our land,” the president said at the National Prayer Breakfast.

When he campaigned for the White House he stated that the “first priority of my administration will be to preserve and protect our religiously liberty.”

“The First Amendment guarantees our right to practice our faith as we see fit…all the time, always, wherever,” he went on to say.

It was partly because of that promise that Trump garnered the support of evangelical Christians. I wrote about this very promise in my book, “The Deplorables’ Guide to Making America Great Again.”

And now House Republicans are calling on President Trump to fulfill the promise he made to Christians on the campaign trail.

I have exclusively obtained a letter signed by more than 52 House Republicans urging the president to sign an executive order on religious liberty.

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Todd Starnes is host of Fox News & Commentary. His latest book is “The Deplorables’ Guide to Making America Great Again.” Follow him on Twitter @ToddStarnes and find him on Facebook.