Girl Scouts of the USA organization has issued an apology after receiving backlash for publicly congratulating Justice Amy Coney Barrett for becoming the fifth woman appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States.
On Wednesday, the group tweeted portraits of all the women who have been chosen to sit on America’s highest court, writing, “Congratulations Amy Coney Barrett on becoming the 5th woman appointed to the Supreme Court since its inception in 1789.”
Then, the post was removed.
The Girl Scouts explained in a subsequent message, “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.”