Mike Pence COS Marc Short: Religious Affiliation ‘Now Under Scrutiny and Persecution’

Mike Pence COS Marc Short: Religious Affiliation ‘Now Under Scrutiny and Persecution’


Just minutes before opening statements at Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings, the chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence and the president of faith advocacy organization Catholic Vote warned against potential Democrat anti-Catholic bias.

Marc Short, chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, said during a press call that, as Pence makes campaign stops this week, he and his staff will remain focused on “a trend where the scales have been tipped in our justice system that religious affiliation is now under scrutiny and persecution.”

Short reflected on the vice presidential debate last week, during which Pence confronted Democrat Sen. Kamala Harris (CA) with her questions attacking U.S. District Court nominee Brian C. Buescher for his membership in Catholic charitable organization the Knights of Columbus.

Additionally, Short observed Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) questioning of Barrett three years ago about whether her Catholic faith would disqualify

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