It’s not surprising that many members of the Left are highly hostile to organized religion and a lot of them, including members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, deeply resent Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett for her Orthodox Catholicism.
But it’s funny how the Democrats on the committee have been unusually behaved when it comes to attacking Barrett, unlike her 2017 U.S. Court of Appeals nomination hearing when ranking Sen. Dianne Feinstein stated, “… the dogma lives loudly within you.” With the presidential election a little less than three weeks away, the Dems are understandably restrained, notwithstanding unforeseen circumstances, like say, the proverbial hot mic.
Not realizing her mic was still on at Thursday’s hearing, Feinsten said, “She’s been pro life for a long time, so I suspect with her, it’s deeply personal and comes with her religion.” Oops! Guess you could call this a super-sized senior moment for the 87-year-old California senator. “The big secret in Washington,” says Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson, “is that a lot of these people, dripping with credentials like third-world generals and their medals, are actually not very bright.”
So what’s Barrett really like? Carlson gets the lowdown from Anne Folgoust, Barrett’s best friend in college.
And there was more drama in the courtroom when Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley adeptly flipped the script on Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy’s anti-corruption question to Barrett, spicing it up with a reference to previous Trump allegations.
Hawley countered with a hypothetical question on foreign influence, obviously directed at the recent brouhaha over allegations of political corruption by the Biden family in Ukraine and China. It was a classic retaliation from the GOP side of the aisle.