Wagner Statement on Anti-Catholic Remarks from Clinton Allies

For Immediate Release: October 12, 2016

BALLWIN, Missouri – Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO) released the following statement, calling on Hillary Clinton to condemn the anti-Catholic statements made by Hillary for America operatives John Halpin and Jennifer Palmieri and remove any involved parties from her campaign for President.

“As a devout, lifelong Roman Catholic and a mother of three, I am calling on Hillary Clinton to condemn these statements and disavow this unfounded criticism on the Catholic faith. Few things are more despicable to me than attacks on Americans’ faith and I find it appalling that a candidate for President could condone this sort of shameful activity. Hillary Clinton should fire and disassociate herself and her campaign from these staffers.”

Ann Wagner currently represents Missouri’s Second Congressional District, which consists of parts of Saint Louis, Jefferson and Saint Charles counties.

The Archdiocese of St. Louis is home to over 550 thousand Roman Catholics and boasts over 100 schools that educate thousands of students each year. Ann Wagner attended elementary school at St. Catherine Laboure Parish and high school at Cor Jesu Academy in Saint Louis County. She is currently a member of the St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Ellisville, MO.

You can find the emails, ridiculing the Catholic faith of Rupert Murdoch and Robert Thomson here.

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