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Girl Scouts Delete Social Media Posts Congratulating Amy Coney Barrett

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The official Twitter account of the Girl Scouts of America deleted posts Wednesday on Twitter and Facebook that congratulated Justice Amy Coney Barrett for becoming the 5th woman to sit on the United States Supreme Court.

Barrett was confirmed by the U. S. Senate in a 52-48 vote Monday night, and she took her seat Tuesday after being sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts.

“Congratulations Amy Coney Barrett on becoming the 5th woman appointed to to the Supreme Court since its inception in 1789,” the organization wrote Wednesday in a since-deleted tweet that include an image of all five women who have served on the court. The removal was noted by the New York Post’s Jon Levine.

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Before it was deleted, the post was also replicated on the organization’s Facebook page along with a note clarifying that the Girl Scouts “is a nonpolitical, nonpartisan organization,” CNBC reported.

“We are neither red nor blue, but Girl Scout GREEN,” the since-removed post reportedly read. “We are here to lift up girls and women. This is not the place to debate partisan politics.”

However, CNBC recorded several thousand comments, many critical … (Read more)

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