In 2016, the supposed nonpartisan Girl Scouts of the USA tweeted an article in the far-left newspaper, the Huffington Post, that was wholly supportive of then-candidate Hillary Clinton. There was no uprise by the left because Clinton was their candidate.
Last week the same organization tweeted and Facebooked a congratulatory message to Amy Barrett on becoming the 5th woman to be appointed to the United States Supreme Court. Although the announcement was consistent with the girl scouts purported goal to honor and respect women’s empowerment, the far-left message was quickly attacked.
The tweet read, “Congratulations Amy Coney Barrett on becoming the 5th woman appointed to the Supreme Court since its inception in 1789.” Rep. Ayanna Presley (D-Mass.) tweeted, “What kind of patch does one earn for uplifting a woman who is the antithesis of justice?”
Despite the group’s 2016 similar message regarding Clinton, the Girl Scouts quickly took down the post with a cowardly apology to explain their bowing to the mob. They said:
“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.
The disputed post was nonpartisan and nonpolitical, celebrating all five female Supreme Court Justices, liberals, and conservatives.”
Notwithstanding the great divide in the country today, between fanatical far leftists and patriotic conservatives, the message sent by the girl scouts capitulated to the left’s demands. They should have stood by their neutral and consistent message—the empowerment of deserving women is worth praise. Presley’s tweet was ugly, predictable, anti-American, and should have been ostracized.