Twitter reacts to Barrett misspeaking about approaching cases with an 'open wine': 'Me too, girl'
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Twitter users were amused and empathetic Wednesday after Amy Coney BarrettAmy Coney BarrettGraham reports 'record-breaking' 9M haul during 2020 campaign The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Mastercard - Dem leaders back smaller COVID-19 relief bill as pandemic escalates Supreme Court sees new requests for religious COVID-19 carve-outs MORE misspoke during her Supreme Court confirmation hearing, vowing to approach every case with an “open wine.”

During questioning by Sen. Sheldon WhitehouseSheldon WhitehouseCriminal justice groups offer support for Durbin amid fight for Judiciary spot The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - COVID-19 fears surround Thanksgiving holiday Feinstein departure from top post sets stage for Judiciary fight MORE, Barrett, President TrumpDonald John TrumpAppeals court OKs White House diverting military funding to border wall construction Pentagon: Tentative meeting between spy agencies, Biden transition set for early next week Conservative policy director calls Section 230 repeal an 'existential threat' for tech MORE's third nominee to the high court, attempted to reassure the Rhode Island Democrat that she will be an unbiased judge.

“I will approach every case with an open wine,” she said, before immediately correcting herself. “Open mind.”


While no one in the room acknowledged the blink-and-you-miss-it gaffe, Twitter users turned the comment into a slew of memes and jokes.

“Me too, girl,” one user wrote alongside a video clip of the slip-up.


Barrett is three days into her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. If confirmed, she will take over the vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgSupreme Court sees new requests for religious COVID-19 carve-outs Cuomo likens COVID-19 to the Grinch: 'The season of viral transmission' For Thanksgiving, the Supreme Court upholds religious liberty MORE, resulting in a 6-3 conservative majority.