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Senate Republicans torch Washington Post over 'religious smear', 'disgraceful attacks' on Amy Coney Barrett

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'The press tries to imply that one of the most brilliant and powerful women in the legal world is anti-woman'

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High-profile Senate Republicans Ted Cruz (Texas) and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) blasted the Washington Post on Wednesday for publishing a "religious smear" against Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

The Post investigative article, titled "Amy Coney Barrett served as a 'handmaid' in Christian group People of Praise," examined Barrett's involvement with People of Praise, "a small Christian group founded in the 1970s based in South Bend, Ind." One of the contributing authors of the article is Emma Brown, who The Federalist's Mollie Hemingway noted was the same reporter who first published the sexual harassment allegations against Justice Brett Kavanaugh in 2018.

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