The organization, which presumably seeks to empower girls and celebrate the achievements of powerful women they can aspire to be, caved to critics and lawmakers.
The original post was captioned: “Congratulations Amy Coney Barrett on becoming the 5th woman appointed to the Supreme Court since its inception in 1789.”
The tweet showed each of the five women. Certainly a cause worthy of celebration, no doubt.
Liberals didn’t think so, apparently. Why? Because ACB is not their kind of woman.
— Jason Calvi (@JasonCalvi) October 28, 2020
Liberals Outraged With the Girl Scouts Over Amy Coney Barrett Tweet
Leftists were incensed that the Girl Scouts of America would put out a benign tweet celebrating the accomplishments of women in America.
Why this triggered them is anybody’s guess.
Leading the parade of ignorance was Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) who accused Barrett of being the “antithesis of justice.”
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
Meanwhile, a “trans person in this organization” claimed they were “ashamed” of the Girl Scouts post.
“Now I really understand that with this message that Girl Scouts really does not support me or my trans/LGBTQ siblings,” they wrote without evidence.
As a life-time Girl Scout, I am ASHAMED that this is on our org’s Twitter. I already felt uneasy as a trans person in this organization, but now I really understand that with this message that Girl Scouts really does not support me or my trans/LGBTQ siblings. pic.twitter.com/aByBN3u2tZ
— ✨🌻Felix🌻✨🌹Abolish The Police🌹 (@IkeaClark) October 28, 2020
The Girl Scouts quickly deleted the tweet.
In a statement, they explained that the post was “quickly viewed as a political and partisan statement,” something they try to distance themselves from.
Your response to lifting up girls and women is to show them how to cave to pressure from people that might not like them?
— Rusty Weiss 🇺🇸 (@rustyweiss74) October 29, 2020
Megyn Kelly Hammers the Decision
Kelly, the former Fox News anchor, hammered the Girl Scouts for showing young girls that they needlessly must cave to the outrage mob or to people who may not like their personal beliefs.
Kelly said their actions were “pathetic” and pointed out that caving to the left is itself a partisan move.
“This is pathetic [Girl Scouts],” she wrote. “It’s not ‘partisan’ to generically congratulate the 5th woman ever to join the High Court.”
“It’s patriotic,” Kelly added. “Taking your tweet down *is* partisan, however, and a real disappointment.”
This is pathetic @girlscouts. It’s not “partisan” to generically congratulate the 5th woman ever to join the High Court. It’s patriotic. Taking your tweet down *is* partisan, however, and a real disappointment. https://t.co/ecct6oU8O4
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) October 29, 2020
In 2019, the Girl Scouts posted a similar tweet celebrating women elevated to the Supreme Court.
Sandra Day O’Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, and Sonia Sotomayor broke gender barriers in the nation’s highest court, but that’s only part of what makes them inspiring role models worth honoring: https://t.co/MsdnJmG9uT #WHM2019 #GIRLagenda #WHM2019 pic.twitter.com/HdTxkbevHz
— Girl Scouts (@girlscouts) March 27, 2019
There was little to no outrage at the time. What is the difference?
The 5th woman to break barriers was nominated by President Donald J. Trump.
That is the only difference.
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