Senate Judiciary Votes In Favor of Christian Judicial Nominee Professor Amy Barrett After the Left Doubles Down on Its Anti-Christian Attacks
President Donald Trump recently nominated Professor Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Professor Barrett is a highly qualified law professor from Notre Dame with a resume that includes clerking for the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
She is also a Christian, something the Left has used to disparage her and question her fitness to serve on the bench. This kind of anti-Christian bigotry has no place in the U.S. Senate. Thankfully her nomination is continuing to move forward.
Today the Senate Judiciary Committee considered Professor Barrett’s nomination and has just reported her nomination out of committee and advanced it to the Senate floor for a full vote. While the Left doubled down on its anti-Christian rhetoric again today, in the end, Professor Barrett was reported out by a vote of 11 to 9.
Now she will face a confirmation vote before the full Senate. This is a key first step in not only confirming an eminently qualified judicial nominee but also pushing back against the brazenly anti-Christian rhetoric in the Senate.
As we reported last month:
Senators Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) turned a routine Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Professor Barrett into a religious inquisition. Senator Feinstein called Professor Barrett’s Christian faith a “concern” and snidely declared that “the dogma lives loudly within you.” Senator Durbin insultingly asked if Professor Barrett considered herself “an orthodox Catholic” and refused to accept her answer.
Think about that for a minute. Two senior U.S. Senators attacked a Christian woman’s faith in an open hearing, mocking her beliefs and outright insinuating that she was unfit to serve on the bench because she dare be a Christian. . . .
By attacking Professor Barrett for her faith, Senators Feinstein and Durbin turned the Constitution on its head. The Constitution is crystal clear: “no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”
Yet, even after the hearing, Senator Durbin maintained “that going into a persons religion is not the right thing to do in every circumstance” but it was in this case. That’s absurd and constitutionally ignorant. Judging someone’s fitness for office based on their religion is “not the right thing to do” in any circumstance. Period.
This kind of bigoted, anti-Christian discrimination has no place in the U.S. Senate.
The left’s contempt towards Christians should not be tolerated. Professor Barrett is extremely well qualified for the judgeship to which she was nominated. She has received bipartisan praise and is widely regarded as a brilliant legal mind from both sides of the ideological aisle.
Now, we strongly urge the Senate to act swiftly and schedule a floor vote to confirm this strong and highly qualified nominee to the federal bench. The confirmation of Professor Barrett would be a significant first step in pushing back against the anti-Christian bigotry that has plagued many levels of the Federal government for years.