WASHINGTON, D.C.—President Donald J. Trump plans on submitting his U.S. Supreme Court nominee to the Hill this week. President Trump will make his nominee’s announcement Saturday at the White House. But, that has not stopped the electeds on the other side from planning their attack of the nominee.
If Trump nominates Judge Amy Coney Barrett, her religion as a Catholic will come into play. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., told ” Fox & Friends” on Wednesday that Senate Democrats’ push to bring Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s religion into the debate is a bad idea.
“I’m Catholic, OK. And religion should not enter into it. It sure doesn’t with me,” said Manchin, who doesn’t support filling the Supreme Court vacancy left after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the Nov. 3 election.
Barrett, a Catholic who once clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia, is on President Trump’s shortlist and has been targeted for her Catholic faith. But more importantly, Barrett is a Catholic mother, wife and jurist who loves family and children–and does not support abortions because of her religious beliefs.
In a memorable moment from Barrett’s appeals court confirmation hearing in 2017, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., told the prospective judge that “the dogma lives loudly within you.”
Joe Biden continues to refuse to provide his U.S. Supreme Court list or to respond to the question if he will pack the Court?
The Democrats attack on Barrett is an attack against all Catholics. The are 70,412,021 registered Catholics in the United States (22% of the US population) in 2017, according to the American bishops’ count in their Official Catholic Directory 2016.
“he Catholic Church is larger than any other single religious institution in the United States, with over 17,000 parishes that serve a large and diverse population. The Catholic church in recent decades has faced a number of significant challenges, from a decline in membership to a shortage of priests to continuing revelations that some Catholic clergy sexually abused minors and (in many cases) that their superiors covered up these actions.”
Source: Politico contributed to this article.