Hillary Clinton VP Shortlist Leaked, Includes Catholics
[Another “Catholic” VP if Hillary wins!?]
by Richard Ducayne • ChurchMilitant • June 22, 2016
WASHINGTON – Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s shortlist for vice presidential possibilities has been leaked. The list is quite short and contains two self-identified Catholics.
The first possible pick on the shortlist is Methodist Elizabeth Warren, who has been outspoken about her support for access to abortion. She has supported public abortion funding as well as laws that would force churches to provide birth control, and has said there should be no Supreme Court nominees who oppose legal abortion. Warren has also been a vocal proponent of the LGBT movement.
The second possible pick on Hillary’s VP list is former Ohio senator Sherrod Brown. Brown is a Lutheran and has supported LGBT rights, and has voted against prohibiting same-sex couples from adopting children in Washington. D.C. Sherrod is also a strong advocate for easy access to abortion.
There are other Protestant picks for Hillary’s campaign, but two of her choices include Catholics. One of her picks, Tom Perez, former secretary of labor under the Obama administration, has been involved in scandals that have been swept under the rug.
In 2008, Perez dropped voter intimidation charges against two men from the New Black Panther Party. The men had stood in front of a polling place in Philadelphia with nightsticks and became aggressive when people standing by asked what they were doing.
The case was said to have been straightforward against the two men. This was until the head of the Civil Rights Division — Perez at the time — dropped the case. The attorney who worked for Perez, J. Christian Adams, resigned in protest and said that Barack Obama’s choice of Perez was the “most extreme cabinet nominee in 70 years.”
Perez also relates with Clinton when it comes to the subject of emails. Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa has said it appears Perez used his personal email account almost 1,200 times since 2009 to conduct business. This included communicating with abortion giant Planned Parenthood and the New York Times.
Another Catholic pick by Clinton is Xavier Becerra, who is pro-choice and supports access to abortion. He received a 100 percent rating from Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America in 2012.
Other Catholic potential VPs include Julian Castro, a strong supporter of the LGBT agenda, and Tim Ryan, who used to be known as a pro-life Democrat and now supports abortion. Protestants Eric Garcetti, mayor of Los Angeles, and Cory Booker, senator from New Jersey, also join the list
Fifty-four percent of Catholics voted for Obama in 2008, and 50 percent of Catholics voted for Obama in 2012. Some say this is owing to Barack Obama’s choice of a Catholic running mate in Joseph Biden.