Comedian Bill Maher tore into Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Friday, describing her as “nuts” and whose Catholic faith should have been used against her by Senate Democrats.
“New rule: Democrats have to stop talking about packing the Supreme Court, because it’s already packed—with Catholics,” Maher said. He went on to criticize the fact that Justices Clarence Thomas, Brett Kavanaugh, Sonia Sotomayor, and Neil Gorsuch all have Catholic backgrounds, though he noted Gorsuch later became an Episcopalian, which Maher described as “just a Catholic who flunked Latin.”
Maher lamented that if Barrett is confirmed, seven of the nine justices will be Roman Catholics, 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