Judicial Nominee Targeted for Membership in Catholic Organization

Senate Judiciary Committee members Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Mazie Hirono (D-HA) targeted U.S. District Court nominee Brian Buescher not for his record as an Omaha lawyer but for his membership in the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic fraternal service organization. Harris and Hirono pointedly took issue with the Knights being an “all male society” and for taking “extreme positions” on social issues, such as opposing gay marriage. It is worth noting that the Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882 as a charitable organization to serve poor Catholic immigrants and now has some 15,000 chapters across more than a dozen countries and distributes hundreds of millions of dollars in charitable funds each year. This attempted lynching of Buescher further underscores the anti-Catholic bias on the Left. The Uber-leftist Dems’ dogma is undeniably “living loudly within them.”

Here’s more from The Daily Signal…

Two Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are pressing a nominee for the Nebraska federal trial court about his membership in the Knights of Columbus, a fraternal service organization of the Catholic Church.

Democratic Sens. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Kamala Harris of California submitted written questions in December to Brian Buescher, an Omaha lawyer nominated to the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska, proposing that he resign his affiliation with the Knights, which they call an “all male society” that “has taken a number of extreme positions” on social questions.

The Catholic News Agency was first to report Friday on Hirono and Harris’ questions respecting the Knights of Columbus.

Buescher leads the agribusiness litigation practice at Kutak Rock LLP, where he has practiced since graduating the Georgetown University Law Center in 2000. President Donald Trump nominated him to the federal bench on Oct. 10 at the recommendation of GOP Sens. Ben Sasse and Debra Fischer of Nebraska.

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