President Trump has reportedly invited conservative leaders to visit the White House on Thursday for the signing of an executive order on religious liberty.
Politico reported Tuesday
that two senior administration officials confirmed the plan. One source noted that the language of the order has not yet been finalized by the White House lawyers, but a draft leaked in February would give businesses and individuals the ability to claim broad religious objections.
The Trump administration has been under fire since, with critics arguing that it would allow discrimination against the LGBT community.
Following the initial leak, Vice President Pence and his team have reportedly worked on rewriting the language of the document.
One conservative source familiar with the new text, however, told Politico that the language is still “very, very strong.”
The potential signing of the executive order would also coincide with the National Day of Prayer.
Pence reportedly has been ramping up pressure on Trump to sign the order. Similar legislation caused a national controversy under Pence’s watch as Indiana governor.