AP: Harris brings Baptist, interfaith roots to Democratic ticket

August 12, 2020

By Elana Schor

Religious groups that weighed in on Harris’ selection largely split along ideological lines, with the Jewish Democratic Council of America hailing her selection while the Republican Jewish Coalition decried it. Harris’ support for abortion rights also sparked criticism from Priests for Life, an anti-abortion group led by a Catholic priest and longtime backer of President Donald Trump.