- Roman Catholic - 24 - Kelly Ayotte (R-New Hampshire), Mark Begich (D-Alaska), Maria Cantwell (D-Washington), Bob Casey, Jr. (D-Pennsylvania), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Richard Durbin (D-Illinois), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York), Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), John Hoeven (R-North Dakota), Mike Johanns (R-Nebraska), John Kerry (D-Massachusetts), Mary Landrieu (D-Louisiana), Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia), Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri), Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey), Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Patty Murray (D-Washington), Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Marco Rubio (R-Florida), David Vitter (R-Louisiana), Pat Toomey (R-Pennsylvania) (15 Democrats, 9 Republicans).
Ayotte (No grade)
Hoeven (No grade)
Manchin (No grade)
Toomey (No Grade, but career B-)
So here we have one A-, one B+, one B, one B-, 2 C's, one D+, one D, one D-, and 11 F- grades as well as 4 No grades
This is a pretty wretched average grade but nowhere near as bad as the average grade for the 12 Jewish Senators.
I will admit that my affection for the Catholic church in general is greatly reduced by the stance of its elites on the immigration issue. If the Catholic church were at least effectively neutral on this issue I'd seriously consider 'swimming the Tiber'. The rank and file Catholic in the US has a fairly good view on the immigration issue. Looking at the numbers, it'd also appear that Rubio might be a fairly decent vice-presidential candidate from our perspective.
You are correct that Catholic affiliation should be viewed with extreme scrutiny in an elected official. The next group I'll consider will be the Mormons (6 in the Senate), followed by the Presbyterians (15 in the Senate).
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