The Girl Scouts deleted a tweet late Wednesday congratulating Justice Amy Coney BarrettAmy Coney BarrettSupreme Court rejects Trump effort to shorten North Carolina mail-ballot deadlineTrump fights for battleground ArizonaSupreme Court won’t fast-track GOP bid to block Pennsylvania mail ballot extensionMORE for being the fifth woman named to the Supreme Court after social media backlash primarily from the left, with the decision to delete the post also sparking outrage.
Congratulations Amy Coney Barrett on becoming the 5th woman appointed to the Supreme Court since its inception in 1789, the 108-year-old organization wrote in a tweet that included other female justices including Sandra Day O’Connor, Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgPence seeks to lift GOP in battle for Senate’Packing’ federal courts is already a serious problemMcConnell and Schumer’s relationship shredded after court brawlMORE, Sonia SotomayorSonia SotomayorLawsuit claims census supervisors pressured workers to falsify dataBarrett to use Supreme Court chambers previously used by Ruth Bader GinsburgJustice Barrett’s baptism by fire: Protecting the integrity of electionsMORE and Elena KaganElena KaganBarrett to use Supreme Court chambers previously used by Ruth Bader GinsburgJustice Barrett’s baptism by fire: Protecting the integrity of electionsSupreme Court rejects Democrats’ bid to reinstate mail-in ballot extension in WisconsinMORE.
The post was also shared on the organization’s Facebook page with a note saying,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,” it continued. If you would like to debate partisan politicskeep scrolling.”
Backlash from progressives, including from Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyProgressive lawmakers call for United Nations probe into DHS ‘human rights abuses’Ocasio-Cortez hits Trump for ‘disrespect’ over calling her AOC during debatesDemocrats unveil bill to reduce police violence against people with mental illnessMORE (D-Mass.), quickly ensued, prompting the deletion.
Official @girlscouts have deleted this tweet pic.twitter.com/lvyn550yIr
Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) October 28, 2020
What kind of patch does one earn for uplifting a woman who is the antithesis of justice? https://t.co/Z7TfkymPfL
Ayanna Pressley (@AyannaPressley) October 28, 2020
Thank you, @girlscouts, for deleting your Tweet praising the Amy Comey Barret, the reason todays Girl Scouts wont have access to health care, equal pay or any of the other rights we take for granted.
Still skipping your cookies over this shameful decision.
Brianna Wu (@BriannaWu) October 28, 2020
Im a social media manager and my advice to your social media managers is: read the room next time.
You owe every queer Girl Scout, every Black Girl Scout, every Hispanic Girl Scout, and many more an apology.
There are many ways to uplift and empower girls. This was not it.
Kate (@librarian_kate) October 28, 2020
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.
Girl Scouts (@girlscouts) October 28, 2020
After the posts were deleted, the organization received additional backlash for bowing to what many described as a social media mob, with journalist Megyn Kelly calling the decision “pathetic.”
This is pathetic @girlscouts. Its not partisan to generically congratulate the 5th woman ever to join the High Court. Its patriotic. Taking your tweet down *is* partisan, however, and a real disappointment. https://t.co/ecct6oU8O4
Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) October 29, 2020
The Girl Scouts deleted their Tweet congratulating Amy Coney Barrett on becoming the fifth woman seated on the Supreme Court because the blue checkmark brigade was mad at them. pic.twitter.com/kQVmL9LFru
Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) October 29, 2020
I thought the Girl Scouts was about female empowerment? Yall lost your way a long time ago but this is a new low. Wow. https://t.co/gKbAbtg3OL
Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) October 29, 2020
The Hill has reached out to the Girls Scouts of America for comment.