On October 27th, Amy Coney Barrett was appointed to the Supreme Court by Donald Trump just weeks after the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Since then, Amy Coney Barrett has been a topic of debate online, with many people criticising her views on women’s reproductive rights.
The Girl Scouts posted a tweet congratulating Amy Coney Barrett, but later deleted it causing backlash online. Here’s what they said:
What did the Girl Scouts tweet about Amy Coney Barrett?
On October 28th, The Girl Scouts’ official Twitter page posted a tweet congratulating Amy Coney Barrett for being appointed as a Supreme Court judge.
In the tweet they said: “Congratulations Amy Coney Barrett on becoming the 5th woman appointed to the Supreme Court since its inception in 1789.”
Many people took to Twitter to share their opinions on the tweet, which has since been deleted.
Actor Zach Braff tweeted: “*Googles ‘How do you make your own thin mints’.”
Another Twitter user wrote: “What kind of patch does one earn for uplifting a woman who is the antithesis of justice?”
Girl Scouts delete Amy Coney Barrett tweet
The Girl Scouts later deleted their tweet congratulating Amy Coney Barrett, and issued another tweet in response to the controversy.
The Girl Scouts then tweeted:
“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.”