Democrats panicked when Donald Trump replaced Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Amy Coney Barrett last fall.
From that moment the left plotted revenge.
Amy Coney Barrett could not believe what line Democrats crossed to ruin her career.
Justice Barrett first popped up on conservatives’ radar when California Senator Dianne Feinstein attacked Barrett for her Catholic faith during a 2017 confirmation hearing when President Trump nominated Barrett for a spot on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Feinstein claimed “the dogma lives loudly within you,” smearing Barrett by falsely claiming Barrett’s Catholic faith could prevent her from acting as an impartial jurist.
Now that Barrett is on the Court and the left is realizing the consequences of the new conservative majority, the left is once again trying to run a smear campaign against Barrett based on her faith.
The latest example was a Washington Post hit piece claiming a Christian group that Barrett belongs to – the People of Praise – covered up allegations of sexual abuse.
Washington Post left-wing activists Beth Reinhard and Alice Crites offer no evidence that Barrett knew about these allegations or that they occurred in her community.
But the slur implied that Barrett was guilty by association.
The Washington Post reports:
In December, Katie Logan called the police in this Minneapolis suburb to unearth a buried secret: Her high school physics teacher had sexually assaulted her two decades earlier, she said. She was 17 and had just graduated from a school run by a small Christian group called People of Praise. He was 35 at the time, a widely admired teacher and girls’ basketball coach who lived in a People of Praise home for celibate men.
Logan told police she reported the June 2001 incident to a dean at the school five years after it happened. Police records show the dean believed Logan and relayed the complaint to at least one other senior school official.
But the teacher, Dave Beskar, remained at Trinity School at River Ridge until 2011, when he was hired to lead a charter school in Arizona. In 2015, he returned to the Minneapolis area to become headmaster of another Christian school. Beskar denies that any inappropriate sexual activity took place.
This headline of the story, “Christian group tied to Justice Amy Coney Barrett faces reckoning over sexual misconduct,” was the functional equivalent of Fox News running a headline saying “Religion tied to Ilhan Omar faces reckoning over terrorists flying planes into the World Trade Center.”
Ilhan Omar bears no responsibility for the acts of the 9/11 terrorists and the Post is engaging in a similar attempt to discredit Amy Coney Barrett.
Reinhard and Crites gave away the game by quoting a member of People of Praise that attacked Barrett’s ability to fairly decide cases based on her membership in the group.
The Post also reports:
“I am not questioning whether she is a brilliant legal mind,” said one former member, Sarah Mitchell Kuehl. “It’s more her association with this repressive organization that worries me and how it will impact her ability to be impartial knowing what I grew up with and the mind-set.”
The Supreme Court agreed to hear a case next term about a Mississippi abortion ban after 15 weeks.
It’s the biggest challenge to Roe v. Wade in a generation.
Liberals like Reinhard and Crites worship at the altar of abortion on demand as Roe v. Wade is the crowning achievement of the left’s ability to impose its social agenda through the courts as opposed to the ballot box.
The Post’s story is a brushback pitch to Barrett warning her that the media will wage a scorched-earth campaign of personal destruction unless she votes to uphold Roe v. Wade.
A similar intimidation campaign worked in bullying Chief Justice John Roberts to uphold Obamacare in 2012 and the left is rerunning the playbook.
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