Donald Trump called a press conference on Sunday to vigorously defend the selection of a Supreme Court judge chosen by Amy Connie Barrett after Democrats launched a series of attacks on her alleged inability to be a neutral judge due to her Catholic faith.
We’ve noticed some comments in the media about the incredibly qualified candidate, Emmy. The New York Times said her religion does not align with American values - she is Catholic. This covers a lot of people. It was very shameful, “Trump told reporters gathering at the White House on Sunday evening, just a day after he announced his choice.
Referring to the first and only Catholic president of the United States, Trump said: “I thought, however, about the religious position with Amy – I thought we settled this 60 years ago with the election of John F Kennedy.”
The Kennedy nomination was at the time controversial as many Americans had strong anti-Catholic positions.
He was able to prevail, however, due to his open belief in the separation of church and state and the ability to attract Catholic voters.
Trump pledged that Dean Barrett would not interfere with her decision as a Supreme Court judge – and five of the remaining eight judges are Roman Catholics.
Donald Trump called a press conference on Sunday to defend his choice of the Supreme Court after Democrats attacked her for her Catholic faith – arguing that she may not be able to separate her religion from her duties.
We’ve noticed some comments in the media about the incredibly qualified candidate, Emmy. The New York Times said her religion does not align with American values - she is Catholic. This covers a lot of people. Trump said: “ This is very disgraceful
Trump said during his briefing: “ I thought, though, about the religious situation with Amy – I thought we settled this 60 years ago with the election of John F Kennedy.
Trump has summoned the first and only Catholic president to defend Barrett and point to the absurdities of the Democrats
“But seriously, they are going after her Catholicism,” Trump said sadly. I will stand with it and fight with it and we will make sure these attacks stop. Because they really are – it’s unprecedented.
Of the Democrats, the president said, “They are basically fighting a major religion in our country.” That’s unbelievable. Fight Any Religion – Fighting Catholicism is incredible.
Democrats claim that Dean Barrett can influence her thoughts on abortion when it comes to the landmark Roe v. Wade case.
Iman Barrett will likely play a role in the upcoming Judicial Committee hearings, which committee chair Lindsay Graham said will begin on October 12.
The 48-year-old candidate is a member of People of Praise, a small Catholic group that teaches couples that they are the heads of the household.
Group members swear by the oath of allegiance, which some legal scholars have found problematic because they raise questions about the judge’s impartiality and independence.
During Barrett’s 2017 hearings to confirm a seat in the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, she testified that while she was a devout Catholic, these views would not be affected by her decisions on the bench.
Senator Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, told Barrett, “The dogma lives out loud within you.”
Although Supreme Court Judge Neil Gorsuch was raised as a Catholic, he is a practitioner of an episcopate.
Almost half of Americans, or 48.9 percent, are Protestants – the second largest religion in the country is Catholicism, where they make up 23 percent of the population
Mormons make up 2% of the population and only 2% of the Jews.
Trump nominated Barrett (right) to the vacant Supreme Court seat on Saturday, and one day later he was forced to defend his choice and her religion.
Join Barrett, her husband Jesse and their seven children – five biologists and two adopted from Haiti – in the announcement on Saturday.
1 percent of the population of America is Muslim, 1 percent is Buddhist and 1 percent is Hindus.
Supreme Court Judge Elena Cagan is a Jew, and the late Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whom Barrett was nominated to replace, was also Jewish.
She died last Friday due to complications from pancreatic cancer.
Trump officially announced Barrett’s candidacy on Saturday afternoon during an event in the Rose Garden.
During the president’s briefing on Saturday, he is joined by former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, his attorney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani – both of whom are Catholic.
Trump said the two men were helping him prepare for the debate, including running as Democrat Joe Biden.