Some happy news: More than a month after Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) inadvertently gave Catholic Twitter a new rallying cry after she stated that the "dogma lives loudly" within then-appeals court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, Barrett has been confirmed to the 7th Circuit. The Senate voted to confirm on Tuesday afternoon.
Confirmed, 55-43: Exec. Cal. #368, Amy Barrett, of IN, to be U.S Circuit Court Judge for the Seventh Circuit.— Floor Monitor (@senategopfloor) October 31, 2017
Barrett, a devout Catholic and a professor at the University of Notre Dame School of Law, was confirmed by a vote of 55 to 43.
Other Senators questioned Barrett about her beliefs, with one asking if she was an "Orthodox Catholic" who believes in the Church's teachings.
In a statement provided to Townhall, The Catholic Association's Legal Advisor Andrea Picciotti-Bayer said that the Senate had rejected Feinstein's attempt to disqualify a judicial nominee for her faith.
"Amy Coney Barrett's qualifications for the federal judiciary are undisputed, but abortion industry advocates continue their smear campaign by attacking Barrett's Catholic faith. The full senate rejected their attempt to hang a "Catholics need not apply" sign outside the Senate chamber when it considers candidates to the judiciary. We applaud the Senate's rejection of anti-Catholic bigotry and confirmation of Amy Barrett's nomination to the 7th Circuit court of appeals."
Feinstein eventually defended her remark, and said that she does not hold anti-Catholic views.