U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement regarding outrageous smears, laundered through publications like Newsweek and Reuters, against Judge Amy Coney Barrett for her membership in a Catholic Bible study.

“These ugly smears against Judge Barrett are a combination of anti-Catholic bigotry and QAnon-level stupidity. People of Praise is basically a Bible study — and just like billions of Christians around the world, Judge Barrett reads the Bible, prays, and tries to serve her community. Senators should condemn this wacky McCarthyism.”