Chris Cuomo: Amy Coney Barrett’s People Of Praise Affiliation ‘Makes Her Different Than Most Catholics’

Chris Cuomo: Amy Coney Barrett’s People Of Praise Affiliation ‘Makes Her Different Than Most Catholics’


CNN anchor Chris Cuomo said Tuesday night that Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s affiliation with the Catholic group People of Praise “makes her different than most Catholics.”

During a conversation with Democratic Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono on “Cuomo Prime Time” following the second day of Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings, Cuomo suggested the implication of that difference means Barrett’s faith is “by design more central to her value system and her behavior and thoughts” than it would be for “just an ordinary Catholic.”

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“She does have an affiliation in a religious organization, which I think makes her different than most Catholics,” Cuomo said. “I think that her faith is by design more central to her value system and her behavior and thoughts than it would be for just an ordinary Catholic who doesn’t belong to People of Praise.”

People of Praise, a self-described “charismatic Christian community” with ties to Barrett and her family, was falsely claimed by some media outlets to have inspired Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Critics have, without evidence, attempted to associate the Supreme Court nominee with the oppressed, Puritan-dressed women who appear in the Hulu series of the

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