Girl Scouts ‘Cancel’ Congrats to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett

Someone was going to fill the vacant seat of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

It is delusional to think the Democrats, in the same situation, would have risked the opportunity until after a hotly contested election.

The Republicans could have picked any number of odious male candidates who used their gender and class privilege and Ivy League educations to shield corporate clients from accountability for misdeeds around the world.

Instead, they chose Amy Coney Barrett, who received the American Bar Association’s highest rating, a beloved former law professor at Notre Dame, and the mother of seven children, one with Down Syndrome and two adopted from Haiti. Barrett, who is Catholic, promised to “resist her policy preferences” and “private beliefs” and always follow the rule of law.

It was in keeping with the Girl Scouts’ mission of encouraging strong girls and embracing individuality to post the following message on Twitter:

“Congratulations Amy Coney Barrett on becoming the 5th woman appointed to the Supreme Court since its inception in 1789.”

What wasn’t in keeping with the Girl Scout’s mission was what happened next. The Girl Scout’s quickly removed the tweet after it elicited criticism. The Girl Scouts said the tweet was “viewed as a political and partisan statement which was not our intent.”

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