What Is Kamala Harris' Faith? Trump Shares VP Candidate's Previous Remarks About Catholic Group

President Donald Trump tweeted out an article attacking Kamala Harris' previous comments regarding a Catholic group after complaining that Mike Pence was "cut off" while trying to bring the subject up during Wednesday's vice presidential debate.

The National Review article, titled "Kamala Harris's Outrageous Assault on the Knights of Columbus," is from January 2019. It was written as Harris was due to announce her intention to run for the Democratic presidential nomination.

The article says Harris had questioned judicial nominee Brian Buescher about his involvement with the Knights of Columbus, an anti-abortion Catholic organization Harris described as "all-male society."

"Were you aware that the Knights of Columbus opposed a woman's right to choose when you joined the organization?" Harris asked in a questionnaire to Buescher.

Buescher said that he joined the group when he was 18 and his participation involved "charitable and community events" in local Catholic parishes. Buescher said he had no involvement in drafting policies on behalf of Knights of Columbus, nor in any national or international decision making from them.

Trump shared the article after Pence accused Harris of attacking a previous judicial nominee "because they were a member of the Catholic Knights of Columbus, just because the Knights of Columbus holds pro-life views."

Moderator cut off @VP Mike Pence while discussing the Knights of Columbus. This is what he was referring to...

“Kamala Harris’s Outrageous Assault on the Knights of Columbus” https://t.co/XgR4kiOANB

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2020

Pence's comments were in the same vein as the Republican attack that Democrats are attempting to smear Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett because of her Catholic beliefs.

Liberal groups and Democrats have both raised fears that Barrett may attempt to roll back on abortion rights protected under Roe vs Wade if she fills the seat left vacant by Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

"And we particularly hope that we don't see the kind of attacks on her [Barrett] Christian faith that we saw before. I mean, the Democrat chairman of the Judiciary Committee before, when Judge Barrett was being confirmed for the court of appeals, expressed concern that the dogma of her faith lived loudly in her," Pence said in reference to remarks by Senator Dianne Feinstein in 2017.

In response, Harris denied any suggestion that she or Joe Biden would target anyone for religious reasons.

"Joe Biden and I are both people of faith, and it's insulting to suggest that we would knock anyone for their faith," Harris said. "And in fact Joe, if elected, will be only the second practicing Catholic as president of the United States."

As for Harris, the California senator, who is both the first Black and Asian woman on a major party presidential ticket, identifies as a Baptist and sang in the choir at Oakland's 23rd Avenue Church of God as a child.

She has previously described how she would visit Hindu temples as a child with her mother, an immigrant originally from India.

In 2014, Harris married Douglas Emhoff, a Jewish attorney.

Writing for DeseretNews days before the debate, Harris said she hopes that she and Biden will "restore" religious values of "kindness, decency, acceptance, generosity, unity" to America if elected.

"For me, living and leading with my faith means heeding the lesson of the Good Samaritan, a story which, at its core, is about who we choose to see as our neighbor.

"It teaches us that my neighbor is not just someone who lives down the block or in my same ZIP code. We are all each other's neighbors, and we are called to look out for one another."

Harris' campaign team have been contacted about Trump's tweet.

US Democratic vice presidential nominee and Senator from California, Kamala Harris speaks during the vice presidential debate in Kingsbury Hall at the University of Utah on October 7, 2020, in Salt Lake City, Utah. JUSTIN SULLIVAN/POOL/AFP/Getty