Sep 18, 2017 by Will Maule

Sen. Feinstein Defends Her 'Religious Test' Of Christian Trump Nominee

Senator Dianne Feinstein has defended her use of 'religious test' questioning when grilling a Trump judicial nominee who is a committed Christian. Amy Coney Barrett was questioned at length about the impact of her personal faith on her job; something which is regarded by many as being unconstitutional. 

"All we have to look at are [Barrett's] writings," Feinstein explained Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union,"" according to The Daily Caller. "And in her writings, she makes some statements which are questionable, which deserve questions." 

"I'm a product of Catholic education," Feinstein said. "I sat in doctrine classes for four years for five days a week."

"I've known many of the archbishops who have been in my community. We've had dinner together, we've spoken together over many, many decades and I've tried to be helpful to the Church whenever I could."

In her confirmation hearing, the Senator told Barrett that the "dogma lives loudly" within her, referring to her traditional Christian values. 

"Your legal career is but a means to an end, and ... that end is building the kingdom of God," Barrett told a class of graduates in 2006. "[I]f you can keep in mind that your fundamental purpose in life is not to be a lawyer, but to know, love, and serve God, you truly will be a different kind of lawyer."

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