Bill Maher Accuses Amy Coney Barrett of 'Being Nuts' Because of Her Catholic Faith
Comedian scolds Democrats for not attacking Supreme Court's nominee's faith
Leftist Comedian Bill Maher slammed Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett, calling her “nuts” before scolding Senate Democrats for not using her faith against her.
“New rule: Democrats have to stop talking about packing the Supreme Court because it’s already packed—with Catholics,” Maher said.
The liberal comedian then blasted Justices Clarence Thomas, Brett Kavanaugh, Sonia Sotomayor, and Neil Gorsuch for having Catholic backgrounds.
He then noted Gorsuch later became an Episcopalian before describing it as “just a Catholic who flunked Latin.”
Maher noted that seven of the nine justices would be Roman Catholics if Barrett is confirmed, which he said he has “nothing against … except my entire upbringing.”
“If seven out of nine justices were Jews or Muslims or Buddhists, would that be okay?” Maher asked.
“And if faith is this super-important element of life, as Barrett and her Republican supporters say it is, shouldn’t we have a healthier balance on our highest court?” he said.
Maher questioned why there are not more atheists and agnostics on the Supreme Court before pointing out the fastest-growing demographic in America are those unaffiliated with religion.
“Atheists actually make better judges because we don’t have to work to separate church and state,” Maher argued.
He added, “We’re not torn between rational decision-making and what it says in the old book of Jewish fairy tales," referencing the Bible.
Maher mocked Barrett telling graduate students that “building the Kingdom of God" should be the means of legal careers.
He also slammed Barret for being an alleged conduit for those who want to overturn Roe v. Wade.
“She’s been groomed since birth to overturn Roe v. Wade,” Maher said.
“She’s like the Terminator: a robot programmed to fulfill one task. Except she wasn’t sent from the future, she was sent from the past.”
Maher then attacked Democrat Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for not criticizing Barrett’s faith more forcefully.
“Chuck Schumer said Democrats won’t make Barrett’s religion an issue, but they should because being nuts is relevant,” Maher asserted.
But while Barret's faith has been off-limits for Democrats, it didn't stop other attacks.
Last month, an “anti-racist” author called Barrett a “white colonizer” for adopting two black children from Haiti.
Meanwhile, feminist journalist Christine Grimaldi of Rewire News Group went a step further and accused Barrett of “weaponizing her white womanhood.”