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Rep. Tusli Gabbard calls out Democrats for ‘religious bigotry’ in Knights of Columbus flap

Rep. Tusli Gabbard calls out Democrats for ‘religious bigotry’ in Knights of Columbus flap

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Sens. Kamala Harris, Mazie Hirono quizzed judicial nominee on affiliation with Catholic men’s charity. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii has criticized her fellow Democrats for targeting a judicial nominee over his membership in the Knights of Columbus, calling it “religious bigotry.” Ms. Gabbard wrote in a Tuesday op-ed in The Hill: “While I oppose the nomination of Brian Buescher to the U.S. District Court in Nebraska, I stand strongly against those who are fomenting religious bigotry, citing as disqualifiers Buescher’s Catholicism and his affiliation with the Knights of Columbus.” While Ms. Gabbard mentioned no names, two Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee – Kamala Harris of California and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii – raised the issue of Mr. Buescher’s Knights membership last month in written questions. “If Buescher is ‘unqualified’ because of his Catholicism and affiliation with the Knights of Columbus, then President John F. Kennedy, and the ‘liberal lion of the Senate’ Ted…
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