On Thursday, Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein appeared to be caught on a hot mic talking about Amy Coney Barrett’s pro-life views and “religion.”
“Sen. Feinstein hot mic talking about Judge Amy Coney Barrett,” reported Faithwire editor Tré Goins-Phillips. “She’s been pro-life for a long time. So I suspect with her, it is deeply personal and comes with her religion,” Feinstein allegedly says about the judge.
““She’s been pro-life for a long time,” Feinstein appeared to say on the hot mic. “So I suspect with her, it is deeply personal and comes with her religion.”
The comment received major backlash on Twitter.
“I don’t say this lightly but some of these politicians actually do hate people with religious moral compass,” said pro-life advocate Obianuju Ekeocha on Twitter. “The way she says ‘she’s pro-life’ it sounds more like an accusation. It seems like she’s disgusted by that fact. Wow.”
“Once again, [Sen. Feinstein] is judging Amy Coney Barrett on the basis of her religion. We will never forget when she said, ‘The dogma lives loudly within you and that’s of concern…’ We cannot & should not tolerate religious bigotry,” tweeted Tea Party Patriots, adding “#ConfirmACB.”
Legal fellow Amy Swearer with the Heritage Foundation commented: “Senator Feinstein caught conflating how she prefers judges to act with how originalists like Judge Barrett actually act. The beauty of originalism is that Judge Barrett’s personal beliefs are irrelevant. She doesn’t start with an [sic] preferred outcome and force it on the text.”
“Opposing killing children in the womb isn’t ‘religious’ or ‘deeply personal,’” said LiveAction President Lila Rose. “It’s morally correct. Don’t kill innocent humans. Laws should protect your right to life, not empower those who want to kill you. It’s really that simple.”
Per the Daily Wire:
As noted by The Daily Wire last month, The Washington Post highlighted Barrett’s faith in an apparent attempt to paint her as an extremist unfit for the Supreme Court.
“Amy Coney Barrett, the judge at the top of Trump’s list to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has said we should always remember that a ‘legal career is but a means to an end … and that end is building the Kingdom of God,’” one Washington Post reporter tweeted.
“Trump’s likely RBG replacement, Amy Coney Barrett, is a Catholic extremist with 7 children who does not believe employers should be required to provide health care coverage for birth control,” one progressive activist said of the judge. “She wants the rest of American women to be stuck with her extreme lifestyle.”
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