The authorities shutdown showdown and up to date growth within the Russia investigation supplied a excellent distraction for the liberal media to keep away from reporting on latest accusations of anti-Catholic bigotry from outstanding Democratic Senators and the pushback from a occasion colleague.
In a affirmation listening to late final yr and a later questionnaire, District Court nominee Brian C. Buescher was assailed for his Catholic beliefs and membership within the Knights of Columbus by Democratic Senators Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Kamala Harris of California. The incident, which went unreported by the printed community information applications, was again within the information Thursday following a rebuke from Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. Hint, the networks ignored that too.
During a phase on Fox News Channel’s Special Report on Thursday, anchor Bret Baier devoted time to reporting on the “growing controversy within the Democratic Party about Catholicism. Many progressives have been publicly critical, even contemptuous of the faith and at least one fellow Democrat has had enough.”
The report by correspondent Doug McKelway started with a historic quote by Democratic President John F. Kennedy who needed to struggle an anti-Catholic bias to turn out to be president. “The election of John F. Kennedy changed the trajectory of anti-Catholicism in U.S. politics,” McKelway recalled. “Critics say it’s spreading again, in the party of Kennedy.”
“I do not feel assured that you will be able to put aside your personal feelings. And your ideological propensities,” Hirono chided Buescher in a soundbite from the November 28 listening to. McKelway confirmed how Hirono and Harris pressed him on leaving the group:
Buescher can also be 1 of 1.9 million members of the Knights of Columbus, the world’s largest Catholic charitable group. In a follow-up questionnaire to his affirmation listening to, Senators Hirono and fellow Democrat Kamala Harris peppered Buescher over whether or not he’ll finish his membership or recruits himself from related instances.
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And in a highly effective rebuke written for The Hill, Gabbard blasted these two Senators by reminding readers that “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.”
“We must stand together, and with one voice condemn those who seek to incite bigotry based on religion,” she continued. Gabbard even condemned California’s different Democratic Senator, Dianne Feinstein:
No American ought to be advised that his or her public service is unwelcome as a result of “the dogma lives loudly within you” as Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) mentioned to Amy Coney Barrett throughout her affirmation hearings in 2017 to function U.S. Circuit Court choose within the seventh Circuit.
In a spiteful response, Hirono lashed out Hawaii colleague saying, “It is unfortunate that Congresswoman Gabbard based her misguided opinion on the far-right wing manipulation of these straightforward questions.”
“Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh faced a similar inquisition from Democrats and their allies,” McKelway added. “Both Justices attended Catholic Georgetown Prep School. It was recently skewered and a Vanity Fair piece headlined, “‘Inside Georgetown Prep’s Culture of Omerta’. That’s a mafia phrase for, ‘code of silence’.”
Anticipating much more anti-Catholic bigotry from the Democrats, McKelway famous that “[n]ext week, confirmation hearings get underway for attorney general nominee William Barr, he too is a member of the Knights of Columbus and is a Catholic, a constituency the Republican see is ripe for courting.”
This omission of anti-Catholic bigotry of Democrats comes from the identical liberal media that does the identical Democratic anti-Semitism.
LifeNews Note: Nicholas Fondacaro writes for Newsbusters, the place this initially appeared.