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Girl Scouts Deletes Social Media Posts Congratulating Justice Barrett

The Girl Scouts of America deleted a post on its social media channels that congratulated Justice Amy Coney Barrett for her appointment to the Supreme Court after it generated an angry response. The group’s post, which was placed on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, featured an image of Barrett along with Justices Sandra Day O’Connor, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, to celebrate the appointment of a fifth woman to the court. “Congratulations Amy Coney Barrett on becoming the 5th woman appointed to the Supreme Court since its inception in 1789,” the group posted on Oct. 28, according to screenshots of the now-deleted item. The Scouts deleted the post later that day, and issued a statement explaining that they had not intended it to be construed “as a political and partisan statement.” “Earlier today, we shared a post highlighting the five women who have been appointed to the Supreme …