Possible presidential candidate Gabbard calls out Dems ‘religious bigotry’

Democrats tried and tried to block President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominees, throwing the kitchen sink at Brett Kavanaugh. That was really a disgusting and despicable display and luckily the Democrats were not successful.

Democrats are back at their old tricks. Brian C. Buescher is a nominee for a district court in Nebraska. He’s also a Catholic and involved in the Catholic charity the Knights of Columbus. But that fact alone, that Buescher is a Catholic, is enough to disqualify him from being on the court for two prominent Democrats.

Sens. Mazie Hirono and Kamala Harris aren’t thrilled with Buescher’s faith. In fact, last month during Buescher’s confirmation hearing, Hirono asked if he’d cut ties with the faith-based charity.

This comes after Sen. Dianne Feinstein said then circuit court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s Catholic dogma was a major concern and lived deep within her.

Well, one possible presidential candidate called out the members of her party for that “religious bigotry.” Gabbard wrote a column for the Hill saying:

For too long in our country, politicians have weaponized religion for their own selfish gain, fomenting bigotry, fears and suspicions based on the faith, religion or spiritual practices of their political opponents.

She goes on to write:

Standing up for freedom of religion for all people is as critical now as it’s ever been–hatred and bigotry are casting a dark shadow over our political system and threatening the very fabric of our country. The heartbreaking atrocity in Pittsburgh, where 11 people were murdered while worshiping at their synagogue, is but the latest reminder of the horrible potential consequence of prejudice and bigotry. The shooting at the synagogue in Pittsburgh, the shooting at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., the shooting at the mosque in New York and too many others to list serve as devastating and atrocious reminders of what this kind of hatred and this kind of bigotry can lead to.

She then proceeds to specifically call out those anti-Catholic members of her party:

While I oppose the nomination of Brian Buescher to the U.S. District Court in Nebraska, I stand strongly against those who are fomenting religious bigotry, citing as disqualifiers Buescher’s Catholicism and his affiliation with the Knights of Columbus. If Buescher is “unqualified” because of his Catholicism and affiliation with the Knights of Columbus, then President John F. Kennedy, and the ‘liberal lion of the Senate’ Ted Kennedy would have been “unqualified” for the same reasons.
Article 6 of the U.S. Constitution clearly states that there “shall be no religious test” for any seeking to serve in public office.

 

 

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