“Congratulations Amy Coney Barrett on becoming the fifth woman appointed to the Supreme Court since its inception in 1789,” read the now-deleted posts.
This congratulatory statement was coupled with an image showing Barrett alongside Associate Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, former Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and the late Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The Girl Scouts were immediately criticized on social media after posting their congratulations for Barrett. Many of the people who criticized the Girl Scouts were opposed to Barrett’s originalist judicial philosophy and the supposedly dubious process with which she was appointed to the Supreme Court. Many on the left even see her appointment as a threat to the pro-abortion movement as well as to other so-called progressive causes like health care and LGBT rights. (Related: Radical Left coordinated mass forgery to disparage Amy Barrett and try to make her appear unlikable.)
“I was a Girl Scout for years,” one social media user wrote. “I think it is shameful that you supported a woman installed to tear down women’s rights and the hard work of the four women who came before her.”
“What kind of patch does one earn for uplifting a woman who is the antithesis of justice?” tweeted Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, a noted progressive congresswoman.
“Girl Scouts, this tweet is really disappointing and won’t age well when access to safe abortion and the healthcare needs of millions of women and girls is gutted in this country because of Barrett’s addition to the court,” tweeted liberal actress Amber Tamblyn.
The Girl Scouts is not alone in receiving condemnation for congratulating Barrett’s appointment to the Supreme Court. Her college sorority, Kappa Delta, was forced to delete a tweet congratulating her. They apologized after claiming that the tweet was “hurtful to many.”
When Rhodes College, Barrett’s undergraduate alma mater, looked to embracing the new Supreme Court justice, over 1,500 alumni wrote to the school claiming her record was “diametrically opposed to the values of truth, loyalty and service that we learned at Rhodes.” Fortunately, college president Marjorie Hass stood her ground, stating that the school will “continue to speak of her with respect and friendship.”
The Girl Scouts quickly deleted their social media posts congratulating Barrett. They also put out an apology for the supposedly partisan nature of the congratulatory statement:
“Earlier today, we shared a post highlighting the five women who have been appointed to the Supreme Court. It was quickly viewed as a political and partisan statement which was not our intent and we have removed the post… Girl Scouts of the USA is a nonpolitical, nonpartisan organization. We are neither red nor blue, but Girl Scout GREEN. We are here to lift up girls and women.”
This apology quickly drew in the anger of people from the other side of the aisle, who did not believe that the Girl Scouts should have capitulated for recognizing Barrett’s achievement.
“This is pathetic,” wrote journalist Megyn Kelly. “It’s not ‘partisan’ to generically congratulate the fifth woman ever to join the High Court. It’s patriotic. Taking your tweet down is partisan, however, and a real disappointment.”
“The whole Girl Scouts tweet-outrage-delete scenario tells young girls that even if you are successful, unless your thinking is 100 percent conforms to what the popular kids think, you will get harassed and bullied. Well done, everyone,” wrote entrepreneur and conservative TV personality Carol Roth.
“Of course the Girl Scouts caved to the mob and deleted this tweet congratulating Amy Coney Barrett. SAD,” tweeted the Independent Women’s Forum, a conservative nonprofit dedicated to advancing economic issues involving women.
The Girl Scouts of America has regularly insisted that they are not a partisan organization. When they were criticized by religious conservatives, the organization had to emphasize that they took no positions on sexuality, birth control and abortion.
However, on Jan. 21, 2017, they congratulated Hillary Clinton for appearing at President Donald Trump’s inauguration and thanked her for “continuing to lead” and serving as an inspiration to young women. In March 2019, they praised Kagan, Sotomayor, Ginsburg and O’Connor for breaking down gender barriers and being appointed to the Supreme Court. Last September, they mourned the passing of Ginsburg and called her “a fierce and devoted advocate for women and girls everywhere.”
The Girl Scouts of America has not responded to requests for additional comments from media outlets. Barrett has also refused to comment on the matter at hand.
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