Hillary Clinton Attacked ‘Scary’ Justice Alito For His Christian Faith: ‘A Fanatic’

Clinton made the remarks in a resurfaced clip.
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Hillary Clinton attacked Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on his Christian faith in a recent interview, calling the conservative justice “scary” and “a fanatic” for his religious views.

The former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee made the remarks in April during a podcast interview with Democracy Docket’s Marc Elias. A clip from that discussion resurfaced on social media over the weekend.

“You know, I was in the Senate when both John Roberts and Alito were nominated to the court by George W. Bush. Therefore, I had a chance, as you rightly say, to interview both of them,” Clinton said.

“And I found John Roberts to be a kind of conservative, corporate-oriented lawyer, who had a kind of preconceived notion of the way things and people should work,” Clinton continued. “And I voted against him because I thought he was not only a candidate of the far Right, the Federalist Society and their agenda, but that his life experience was just too narrow to really be in that position.”

Alito, however, seemed like a “radical” due to his Christian faith, Clinton said.

“Alito struck me almost immediately upon sitting down to talk with him as a radical, as a fanatic about his views of culture and the role of religion in our society, and his religion, not maybe yours or mine, Marc, but his religion. And I found him scary, and I said so on the floor of the Senate when I voted against him,” Clinton said.

“We got the judges that had been groomed, put into the pipeline to do what they are now doing,” she added.

Roberts and Alito are both lifelong Catholics. Alito frequently votes with the Supreme Court’s conservative majority, while Roberts is considered a swing vote on many cases.

Alito has found himself headlining the news several times in recent months.

Last month, a pair of reports from The New York Times said Alito’s homes displayed an upside-down American flag and an “Appeal to Heaven” flag, which people at the Capitol riot reportedly carried on January 6, 2021.


Several Democrat senators subsequently demanded Alito recuse himself from cases involving the 2020 presidential election, which Alito refused to do.

Then, last week, Alito was secretly recorded by a liberal activist pretending to be a religious conservative who told Alito she does not think “we can negotiate with the Left.”

“One side or the other is going to win,” Alito allegedly responded, according to the recording, adding that there can be “a way of living together peacefully,” but “there are differences on fundamental things that really can’t be compromised.”

Alito has been a particular target of the Left in the two years since he authored the court’s opinion in overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark abortion case.

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