SAY NO

TRUMP SCOTUS NOMINEE

Amy Coney Barrett

  • Trump did not consider any other candidate but her, though he said he was considering 5
  • Trump has made clear this week that he wanted to rush his nominee through Senate by Election Day
  • Mitch McConnell has enough votes to push through Barrett’s nomination.
  • Democrats have few options for slowing the nomination.
  • Trump never interviewed anyone else for the job
  • Barrett is a devout catholic and anti-abortionist
  • Barrett interprets the law strictly by the Constitution
  • Barrett has only been a judge for 3 years
  • Barrett is a member of People of Praise*
  • Barrett claims her religious beliefs would not ‘bear in the discharge of my duties as a judge.’
  • in 2012, Barrett signed a letter attacking Obama’s Affordable Care Act
  • IF BARRETT IS CONFIRMED, ONE OF HER FIRST CASES COULD DETERMINE THE FATE OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

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*People of Praise….a group borne out of the Catholic Church in the 1960s adopting Pentecostal practices such as speaking in tongues
-group expects members to financially support other members
-married women revere their husbands as their head of household and decisions
-mainstream Catholic Church disavows People of Praise
-women are expected to live simply, frugually and generously, with about $36 a week per person for food and dry goods; $10 a week spending money
-Executive Director of National Catholic Reporter stated, ‘People of Praise operate in a level of secrecy that is concerning….’
-People of Praise is headed by an all-male board, described as the high authority
-people of Praise describe marriage to be legal between a man and woman….sex outside of marriage – whether gay or straight – is not in keeping with God’s plan for human sexuality

Kat

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