Joe Lieberman slams ‘un-Americancriticism of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Catholic faith

Joe Lieberman slams 'un-American' criticism of Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Catholic faith

Former Sen. Joe Lieberman cautioned Democrats Friday against harshly questioning presumptive Hooggeregshof nominee Amy Coney Barrett on her Roman Catholic geloof, warning such a line of inquiry willhurt her opponents.

You can disagree with somebody based on whether they’re pro-life or pro-choice,” Lieberman, die 2000 Democratic vice presidential nominee, vertel “Jou wêreld.”

But when you start to say that you’re against them because their religion, in hierdie geval, their Roman Catholicism determines their point of view,” hy het bygevoeg, “you’re doing something really abhorrent that I think is bigoted, is un-American, and incidentally, is unconstitutional.

Lieberman emphasized thatArticle VI of the Constitution says that you can’t apply a religious test for any office of public trust in America. That’s how wise and fair the people who wrote the Constitution were.

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Earlier in the segment, Lieberman — a self-describedreligiously observant Jewrecalled his early runs for public office in Connecticut, a state with a large Roman Catholic population.

I found that the fact that I was religious and observant was actually a tie, a bond [met] people of other religions who were similarly observant.

Later in the interview host Neil Cavuto referenced Sy. Dianne Feinstein, D-Kalifornië., who told Barrett during her 2017 confirmation hearing for a seat on the appellate court, told Barrett that Catholicdogmaseemed to live “hardop” within her.

I thought Sen. Feinstein’s question in that case,” Lieberman said, “was really improper, and was biased really. Everybody brings to the Senate, to the Congress, aan [die] Supreme Court experiences and beliefs that they have.

There’s no reason why a religiously observant person should be accused more of dogma than somebody who is particularly ideological in a secular way.

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