Megyn Kelly slams Girl Scouts for removing post celebrating Amy Coney Barrett confirmation: 'This is pathetic'

The original congratulatory post was a generic congratulations honoring Barrett for reaching the Supreme Court, as well as other female judges who had joined the court in the past


                            Megyn Kelly slams Girl Scouts for removing post celebrating Amy Coney Barrett confirmation: 'This is pathetic'
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Megyn Kelly joined several right-wing figures in rebuking the Girl Scouts of the USA for deleting a social media post congratulating Justice Amy Coney Barrett on becoming only the fifth woman to serve on the nation's highest court of law.

The Girl Scouts justified their actions saying they didn't want to make a “political or partisan statement,” but ended up angering many of its supporters in the process. “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," the group posted. “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.”

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Former Fox News star Kelly, however, was having none of it and went on to call the group out for taking down the post. “This is pathetic [Girl Scouts]. 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,” she tweeted. The original congratulatory post wasn't really partisan. In fact, it was a generic congratulations honoring Barrett for reaching the Supreme Court, as well as other female judges who had joined the court in the past. “Congratulations Amy Coney Barrett on becoming the fifth woman appointed to the Supreme Court since its inception in 1789," the tweet read, along with a photo of Barrett, the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, retired Sandra Day O’Connor, and the three sitting female justices, the Daily Wire reported.

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Last year, the Girl Scouts openly celebrated Justices Sandra Day O’Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor to mark their contributions on Women’s History Month. "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," they posted at the time.

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Nonetheless, the Girl Scouts' decision to delete the post congratulating Justice Amy Coney Barrett was ridiculed by several right-leaning and conservative political pundits. Townhall editor Katie Pavlich called them out for hitting a “new low,” while author Anna James Ziegler said the organization was “bullied into deleting a simple tweet acknowledging all the women who’ve been elevated to the nation’s highest bench."

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Federalist co-founder Sean Davis tweeted: “Awesome job teaching girls to cower before the mob. What an example you’ve set for them. Consider this your reminder that Girl Scouts is little more than a front for a wildly profitable cookie company that uses unpaid child labor to move product.” "You @girlscouts are weak and your actions to cave into these minuscule small-minded leftists is an embarrassment — shame on you and not an example to be set for young girls who should aspire to be brave like the women on the Supreme Court. Sad," Fox News' Sara Carter added.

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Writer David French chimed in with a lengthy post. "1) It’s bad/dumb for the Girl Scouts to delete a tweet honoring Amy Coney Barrett. She deserves to be honored. 2) Nope, I’m not telling our neighbors’ daughters that I won’t buy cookies because of a deleted corporate tweet weeks/months ago. We need less boycott culture," he tweeted.


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