ShowsThe Race


Steve Schmidt's 2-Minute Warning: Politics and religion

Scripps News political analyst Steve Schmidt weighs in on the role religion has in politics after a controversial moment in the Arizona Senate.
Posted at 5:27 PM, Apr 15, 2024

Anthony Kern, a Republican state senator in Arizona, has drawn widespread backlash after he led a prayer group on the Senate floor. 

A video taken by an anonymous attendee shows Kern in a group, speaking in tongues as they pray over the state seal.

The moment has led to discussions about what role religion should play in the government. 

Scripps News political analyst Steve Schmidt offered his take in this week's 2-Minute Warning.