Representative Ilhan Omar is attacking the “pearl-clutching” Republicans who have called out the Democrats over their dispicable treatment of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Democrats have repeatedly made baseless attacks on Barrett’s family and her Catholicism because her impressive credentials leave them nothing else to criticize. Omar went to twitter to express her unjustifiable claims that Republicans would never support a Muslim woman appointee to the Supreme Court. The Liberal lawmaker said that Republicans would “lose their mind” over the theoretical nominee’s political background.
Let’s be clear about this: if a Muslim woman was nominated to SCOTUS you would see Republicans lose their mind about her religious background…
“Sharia law” would be trending right now.
Miss me with the pearl-clutching and all this righteous talk about religious freedom.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) October 12, 2020
According to Fox News:
Some Republicans have defended Barrett and point to her treatment during her 2017 confirmation for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, told her at the time, “The dogma lives loudly within you.”
Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri lambasted what he called a “pattern and practice of religious bigotry” by Democrats. However, Democratic senators made clear in advance of the hearing that they didn’t plan to question the judge on the specifics of her religious faith.
Stephen Schneck, a national co-chair of Catholics for Biden, told the Associated Press, “God forbid a Democratic senator did go after this candidate on the grounds of her religious belief. I think it would create a huge backlash that would certainly hurt the Biden campaign.”
Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee, is a lifelong Catholic.
Omar should avoid hypotheticals and stick to her job as Congresswoman in the future.