Sen. Mazie Hirono, left, is among the senators, the heat from Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, the for the survey, a court pick-Knights of Columbus membership.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, appeared to be to blame, fellow Democrats, stoking the “religious fanaticism” this week for their questioning of the trump-of-court pick Knights of Columbus membership.
“While I was against the appointment of Brian buescher in the U.S. district court in Nebraska, I am strongly against those who incite religious fanaticism, and named as disqualifiers buescher is Catholicism, and its connection with the Knights of Columbus,” Gabbard said in an op-ed for The Hill on Tuesday.
Sens., Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, expressed concern as to lawyer buescher is the membership in the Catholic organization as a part of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s report of its nomination to sit by the President of Trump on the U.S. district court in Nebraska.
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As first reported by the Catholic news Agency, Hirono asked if his membership in the Knights of Columbus would prevent him hearing of cases “fairly and impartially” and, if confirmed, whether he is at the end of its membership in the non-profit organization.
“The Knights of Columbus has a number of extreme positions,” said Hirono in the questionnaire. “For example, there was supposed to be one of the top authors in the California Proposition 8 campaign to ban same-sex marriage.”
Harris, your questions to the candidates, called the Knights of Columbus, “an exclusively male society” and asked, Nebraska lawyer if he was aware that the group he came up with the anti-abortion and anti-gay marriage. The Catholic Church is against abortion and gay marriage for centuries.
The Knights of Columbus, founded in the USA in the year 1882 as a society for the working class and immigrant Catholics, it said, were the questions a reminder of the America’s “sad history of anti-Catholic bigotry.”
“We were very disappointed to see that a commitment to Catholic principles through membership in the Knights of Columbus—a non-profit organization that maintains and promotes the Catholic teachings, the said, would be seen as a disqualifier from public service in this day and age,” a spokesman for.
In her op-ed, Gabbard noted that the standard were to serve their fellow Democrats on disqualified members of the Kennedy-family.
“When buescher is unqualified would be ‘unqualified’ because of his Catholicism and membership with the Knights of Columbus, then President John F. Kennedy, the “liberal lion of the Senate’ Ted Kennedy’, for the same reasons,” she said.
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She also noted that article 6 of the Constitution says that “no religious test” for anyone seeking to.
“The party that worked so hard to convince people that Catholics and Knights of Columbus as Al Smith and John F. Kennedy are both good Catholics and good officials, shows a disturbing disregard for its own history of making such attacks today,” she added.
A spokesman for Hirono pointed to Fox News, a statement in Hawaii NewsNow, in which he said Gabbard was the expression of a “misguided opinion.”
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“Senator Hirono all the court asks of candidates – particularly those who have expressed very strong personal ideological views in conflict with Supreme Court precedent – if them to be fair. She asked Mr Büscher, the a clear record of anti-choice activism, whether he to separate his personal beliefs from the decisions he would make, if confirmed for a lifetime appointment to the Federal bench,” speaker Dempster said.
“In the past two years, the Senator has the attack of extreme right-wing ideologues for its investigation of Donald Trump’s ideological nominees of transmissions to the courts. It is unfortunate that the Congresswoman Gabbard Basis of your misguided opinion on the right wing manipulation of these simple questions.”