‘Awful to bring in religion’: Joe Manchin knocks anti-Catholic attacks on Amy Coney Barrett

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin slammed religious criticisms of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a front-runner for President Trump’s nomination to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.

During an interview on Fox and Friends Wednesday, the centrist Democrat decried the attacks against Barrett’s Catholic beliefs, which some outlets have linked to the dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale that has been converted into a television series.

“I have heard your colleagues in the Senate query her about her religion, which makes you wonder should a person’s religion disqualify them from a job on the Supreme Court? Because it
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