Pence campaigns in Atlanta, praises Supreme Court nominee Barrett

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV/AP) – Just days after President Donald Trump stumped in Georgia, his vice president made a stop in Atlanta.

Following a closed roundtable meeting with Trump’s reelection campaign Wednesday afternoon, Vice President Mike Pence delivered remarks at a conference with the Faith and Freedom Coalition, a conservative Christian group.

There, the vice president praised Amy Coney Barrett, the president’s pick to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Pence said Barrett is already being attacked by the left for her Catholic faith.

“Well I have news for the Democrats and their Hollywood elites,” he said, “that dogma lives loudly in me. That dogma lives loudly in you (the audience).”

Barrett’s confirmation would make her the sixth Catholic on the bench.

The nominee grew up in New Orleans in a family deeply connected to the group People of Praise, a Christian religious group that holds men are divinely ordained as the “head” of the family and faith.

Former members of the group say it teaches wives to submit to the will of their husbands.

Liberals say Barrett’s legal views are too heavily influenced by her religious beliefs and fear her ascent to the nation’s highest court could lead to a scaling back of hard-fought abortion rights.

Meanwhile, at Wednesday’s event, Pence said President Trump is “the most pro-life president in American history.”

Election Day is just a little over a month away. Pence is set to debate Sen. Kamala Harris in one week.

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