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Girl Scouts spark backlash from left after congratulating Justice Amy Coney Barrett

The Girl Scouts deleted a tweet late Wednesday congratulating Justice Amy Coney BarrettAmy Coney BarrettCardinal Dolan hails Supreme Court decision on churches, COVID-19 Cuomo blames new conservative majority for high court's COVID-19 decision Supreme Court blocks New York coronavirus restrictions on houses of worship MORE 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 pictures of the four other women to sit on the high court: Sandra Day O'Connor, Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgCardinal Dolan hails Supreme Court decision on churches, COVID-19 Cuomo blames new conservative majority for high court's COVID-19 decision Supreme Court blocks New York coronavirus restrictions on houses of worship MORE, Sonia SotomayorSonia SotomayorWill the Supreme Court take ObamaCare off life-support? Supreme Court grapples over Catholic organization's fight against nondiscrimination law Girl Scouts spark backlash from left after congratulating Justice Amy Coney Barrett MORE and Elena KaganElena KaganCOVID-19: Justice Alito overstepped judicial boundaries Will the Supreme Court take ObamaCare off life-support? How recent Supreme Court rulings will impact three battleground states MORE

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."

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"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 politics—keep scrolling."

Backlash from progressives, including from Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyGOP congresswoman-elect wants to form Republican 'Squad' called 'The Force' Pelosi faces caucus divisions in Biden era Record number of Black women elected to Congress in 2020 MORE (D-Mass.), quickly ensued, prompting the deletion. 

 

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The Girl Scouts explained in removing the post that it "was quickly viewed as a political and partisan statement which was not our intent."

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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."

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The Hill has reached out to the Girls Scouts of America for comment.