Terry Schilling: Amy Coney Barrett Is a Court Nominee for Middle America
From APP executive director Terry Schilling’s op-ed in Newsweek:
A devout and hard-working mother, as well as a sharp legal mind and an accomplished jurist, Amy Coney Barrett embodies much of what makes America great. Her faith, career and beautiful family are all qualities we should celebrate in a nominee to the Supreme Court, and ought to be sources of inspiration for Americans of every ideological stripe.
And for most Americans, they are. But sadly, for a number of prominent figures on the Left, these virtues are targets of attacks—reasons for vicious ridicule and scorn.
She has too many children, they say. Vanessa Grigoriadis, a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine and Vanity Fair, tweeted: “I guess one of the things I don’t understand about Amy Comey [sic] Barrett is how a potential Supreme Court justice can also be a loving, present mom to seven kids? Is this like the Kardashians stuffing nannies in the closet and pretending they’ve drawn their own baths for their kids[?]” She went on to imply that Barrett was a liar for “portray[ing] herself as a home-centered Catholic who puts family over career.”
Incredibly, they also have begun to attack her for her adoption of two children from Haiti. John Lee Brougher, a Democratic political operative and the managing director of NextGen America, questioned the circumstances of her children’s adoptions and “the treatment of them since,” stating that “everything I see here is deeply concerning.”
Read the full op-ed here.