Girl Scouts delete tweet congratulating Amy Coney Barrett after pushback

by Peter Heck · Oct 29th, 2020 11:22 am

Last Updated Oct 31st, 2020 at 12:13 am

The Girl Scouts of America posted a message on Twitter congratulating Justice Amy Coney Barrett for becoming one of only five women in U.S. history to be appointed to the Supreme Court, only to be forced to delete it quickly after it was attacked as a political statement.

The congratulatory post featured photos of former justice Sandra Day O'Connor, current justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, Barrett, and the woman she is replacing, the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The post read, "Congratulations Amy Coney Barrett on becoming the fifth woman appointed to the Supreme Court since its inception in 1789."

The post was slammed as being a partisan statement.

🔦 Barrett was confirmed and sworn in as the ninth justice to the Supreme Court on Monday evening.


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