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Civil rights lawyer Leo Terrell said that he “escaped” the Democratic Party “asylum” during a discussion Saturday about Catholic Democrats opposing Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

“I had to get away from the asylum and guess what? I escaped and I am not going back,” he said.

“It’s just that [the Democrats] hate: when they don’t have an argument they’ll just make up an argument,” Terrell told Fox News’ “Justice with Jeanine.”

Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen.Kamala Harris has suggested that Catholics may be unfit to serve in public office and Democratic lawmakers have attacked Barrett’s faith. Several media outlets have falsely linked the judge’s reported participation in a charismatic Catholic group with the dystopian Margaret Atwood novel “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

Terrell — who was a lifelong Democrat before proclaiming his support for Trump’s reelection — said Saturday his former party is making a poor argument against Barrett because its leadership seemingly thinks some Catholics are good and others bad.

“There is no religious test in the Constitution,” Terrell noted. It is prohibited. This is the part that I don’t understand. It is confusing. JFK: Catholic. Joe Biden: Catholic. Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi: Catholic.”

“Why is this Catholic wrong?” Terrell asked, claiming that Democratic Party’s political incoherence drove him out of the party.

“As a lawyer, it makes no sense at all and I couldn’t take it any longer,” Terrell said.

The president’s decision to nominate Barrett was the result of the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the age of 87 over a week ago.

Trump indicated last Saturday that he intended to nominate a replacement “without delay” and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised to deliver a vote on that nomination.

Some Democrats, who argue that the seat should not be filled until after the presidential election, are vowing to pack the Supreme Court with additional seats if Republicans confirm Barrett.

Author: David Krayden

Source: Daily Caller: ‘I Escaped And I’m Not Going Back’: Leo Terrell Says He Left The Democratic Party ‘Asylum’

President Donald Trump responded to quotations attributed to former House Speaker Paul Ryan early Friday morning in a series of inflammatory tweets lambasting the retired congressman.

Citing Ryan’s failure to win the vice presidency when he was then-presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s running mate, Trump said Ryan’s congressional “record of achievement was atrocious (except during my first two years as President).”

U.S. President Donald Trump congratulates Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (C) and Sen. Tim Scott at an event celebrating Congress passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act with Republican members of the House and Senate on the South Lawn of the White House on Dec. 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Trump also claimed that he predicted Romney’s defeat when he chose to run for president with Ryan, while lambasting the former speaker because “he promised me the Wall, & failed (happening anyway!) …

Despite finding kinder words when Ryan announced his retirement, Trump now characterizes Ryan as too weak to engage Democratic political operatives and no loss to the GOP.

“Couldn’t get him out of Congress fast enough!” said Trump

Trump’s apparent reassessment of Ryan follows the publication of comments attributed to Ryan in the upcoming book “American Carnage. A pre-release copy was obtained by The Washington Post.

Then-House Speaker Paul Ryan (WI-R) speaks at a rally held by Governor Scott Walker (WI-R) for a last minute get out the vote event the night before the midterm elections at the Weldall Mfg., Inc. on Nov. 5, 2018 in Waukesha, Wisconsin. (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

Ryan reportedly claims that he jumped ship to “escape” the daily burden of dealing with Trump, whom he implies was unfaithful to his wife and knew virtually nothing about legislative matters.

“I told myself I gotta have a relationship with this guy to help him get his mind right,” Ryan is quoted as saying, according to the Post’s reporting. “Because, I’m telling you, he didn’t know anything about government … I wanted to scold him all the time.”

Ryan reportedly gets more personal with his objections to Trump, saying his life doesn’t reflect good values.

“We’ve gotten so numbed by it all,” Ryan reportedly says. “Not in government, but where we live our lives, we have a responsibility to try and rebuild. Don’t call a woman a ‘horse face.’ Don’t cheat on your wife. Don’t cheat on anything. Be a good person. Set a good example.”

Trump once called Ryan “a truly good man” who had “a legacy of achievement that nobody can question.”

That tone began to change earlier this year when Trump said Ryan “screwed him” on border wall funding when the Republicans could have achieved it.

Author: David Krayden

Source: Daily Caller: Trump Attacks ‘Failed’ Former House Speaker Paul Ryan In Response To Criticism In Upcoming Book

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