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Girl Scouts delete tweet congratulating Amy Coney Barrett amid backlash

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The Girl Scouts of America have deleted a tweet congratulating Amy Coney Barrett on her appointment as a Supreme Court justice following backlash online. Earlier this week, Barrett was controversially sworn in as the 115th Supreme Court Justice after being confirmed by a 52-48 Senate vote. Republicans faced backlash for approving the conservative judge so close to the election.

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In a now-deleted tweet, the Girl Scouts wrote: "Congratulations Amy Coney Barrett on becoming the 5th woman appointed to the Supreme Court since its inception in 1789." Attached to the post was a photo that featured Barrett's headshot next to her colleagues, Associate Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, former Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, and the late justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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One user asked: "What kind of patch does one earn for uplifting a woman who is the antithesis of justice?"

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While another added: "I'm OK not eating another Girl Scouts cookie the rest of my life. How about you?"

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Following the backlash, the Girl Scouts deleted the post, writing: "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."

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Following the decision, the Girl Scouts also faced backlash for deleting their tweet. "Shame on you Girl Scouts for not standing your ground to support a woman that has made extraordinary accomplishments," one user wrote. "If you can not stand now when can you?  Below is the tweet that you deleted. May it live on. Should I respond the same during cookie season?"

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Another added: "The Girl Scouts tweet out a congratulation to Amy Coney Barrett, and now they’ve gotta withdraw it. Why? Because some people we’ve never heard of b***h, whine, and moan about it on social media? Screw them."

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And one user concluded: "The Girl Scouts of America was forced to take down this tweet.  An organization that teaches young ladies strength, independence and drive. Shame on the left."

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