When Amy Coney Barrett was nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals in 2017, she was attacked by Democrats – almost all of whom voted against her – in part on the grounds that she is a religious Catholic.
Now it is being reported that President Trump will nominate Ms. Barrett to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.
Will they attack her Catholicism again? And will they attack her adopted children?
Ms. Barrett and her husband have seven children. Two of them are adopted, and are from Haiti. And if the words of one Democrat activist are in any way indicative of what Ms. Barrett is going to endure, I wish her all the strength in the world, because she is going to need it.
From Matthew Boyle’s article at breitbart.com:
Dana Houle, a Democrat activist who was once a chief of staff on Capitol Hill to a Democrat lawmaker, tweeted Friday night that he hopes Barrett is investigated over the children she and her husband adopted from Haiti. “I would love to know which adoption agency Amy Coney Barrett & her husband used to adopt the two children they brought here from Haiti,” Houle wrote.
“So here’s a Q: Does the press even investigate details of Barrett’s adoptions from Haiti?” Houle wrote in a follow-up tweet. “Some adoptions from Haiti were legit. Many were sketchy as hell. And if the press learned they were unethical & maybe illegal adoptions, would they report it? Or not bc it involves her children”
What a lovely thought. If you happen to be a maggot-infested pig, that is.
Here, from Matt Keeley’s article in Newsweek – certainly no fan of the Trump administration – is a quick heads-up, from Ms. Barrett herself, about all her children, during her 2017 confirmation hearing (the children are, of course, three years older now):
“Emma is 16. The first apple of our eye,” Amy said during the hearing. “Vivian, directly next to Emma, is 13. Vivian is our miracle. Vivian joined our family—she was born in Haiti and she came home when she was 14 months old, and she weighed 11 pounds and she was so weak we were told she might never walk normally or speak. Today Vivian is a track star, and I assure you she has no trouble talking. Tess, sitting next to Vivian, is also 13 years old. Both in 8th grade. She’s one of the most compassionate and determined people that I know.”
“John Peter is 10, and like Vivian, he was born in Haiti. He joined our family in 2010 when he was 3 years old after the devastating earthquake in Haiti,” she said.
“Liam is 8. Typically curious 8-year-old. And Juliet is our spunky 6-year-old. Benjamin, our youngest, is 5. and Benjamin has special needs, and that presents unique challenges for all of us. But I think all you need to know about Benjamin’s place in the family is summed up by the fact the other children unreservedly identify him as their favorite sibling.”
How does that read to you? Like some woman of privilege snatching up trophy children to use as political fodder? Or a loving, decent human being who considers herself as lucky to have these children as they, I would think, consider themselves lucky to have her as a mother?
About 20% of this country is Catholic. If Democrats go after Amy Coney Barrett again, as they did in 2017, on the grounds that she is Catholic, they will damage themselves politically – and will richly deserve the damage.
If any of them follow dana houle’s lead and go after her regarding her adopted children, they are beyond disgusting.