Girl Scouts under fire for social media post congratulating Justice Amy Coney Barrett, removes message

The Girl Scouts' congratulations of new Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barett was removed after a firestorm erupted over the post.

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The Twitter and Facebook post showed Barrett and the other four women who have served on the high court and the message: “Congratulations Amy Coney Barrett on becoming the 5th woman appointed to the Supreme Court since its inception in 1789,” CNBC reported.

On Twitter, the organization responded, “Girl Scouts of the USA is a nonpolitical, nonpartisan organization.” It also included, “We are neither red nor blue, but Girl Scout GREEN. We are here to lift up girls and women.”

But some commentators didn’t agree, taking an opposing view of the original post with one woman responding, “Shame on Girl Scouts for promoting this. She represents the exact opposite of what we instill in our girls!” CNBC reported.

There were more than 4,000 replies to the post, with many saying they don’t support the Girl Scout’s stance on the new justice.

One woman went as far as saying, “I’m going to spend my $100 Girl Scout Cookie budget on ingredients to make my own next year,” Fox News reported.

But not all comments were against the original post.

Some said it was positive and non-partisan. But that removing the original one was partisan.

Others pointed out that Barrett is the first to have school-aged children when she was named justice.


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