Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett triggered liberals for voting with the majority against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s COVID-19 restrictions.
Blue-check Twitter users attacked the recently-appointed justice after the news, using a demeaning nickname because that’s just who they are. After making headlines for casting the decisive vote Wednesday on the New York case limiting religious gatherings due to the coronavirus, Barrett was targeted by liberals who began calling her “Amy Covid Barrett.”
Soon after the high court struck down Cuomo’s COVID-19-related orders restricting the number of people who could gather at houses of worship, #AmyCovidBarrett began to trend on Twitter.
Pearl-clutching social media users eviscerated Barrett for her part, especially calling her out on her own faith and holding her accountable for impending coronavirus deaths. Of course, the same folks who defend abortions regardless of religious ethics piously stood on their so-called religious morals to slam Barrett for ruling on a Constitutional issue.
— George A. Polisner, civ.works founder, #FBR (@FoamingPenguin) November 26, 2020
So essentially SCOTUS ruled against what’s happening in the best interest of the state, and by extension, the public interest. Sure, let the religious zealots dictate what’s best. Nice work, #AmyCovidBarrett. Let’s hope Biden expands the Court. It is time.
— Eric Slater (@ericsslater) November 26, 2020
The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling, decided in favor of the Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and Orthodox Jewish synagogues which sued Cuomo over his Oct. 6 “Cluster Initiative,” in which attendance at some synagogues and Roman Catholic churches in parts of Brooklyn and Queens was severely restricted due to spikes in coronavirus, and were designated in red and orange zones.
“It is time — past time — to make plain that, while the pandemic poses many grave challenges, there is no world in which the Constitution tolerates color-coded executive edicts that reopen liquor stores and bike shops but shutter churches, synagogues, and mosques,” Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote in the court’s opinion.
Gov. Cuomo launches attack on SCOTUS after ACB casts deciding vote to block restrictions on houses of worship https://t.co/GvoKHfL7Gw
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) November 27, 2020
Though Barrett did not write a separate opinion, she did concur with the majority vote for the opinion and was targeted with immediate backlash on Twitter.
Color me shocked that über religious Justice Barrett voted to allow churches to become super spreader epicenters.
It’s time that churches pay taxes to financially help with treating the sick. Especially since they aren’t actively trying to prevent the spread.
— lisa hendricks (@MsLisaHendricks) November 26, 2020
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO EVERYONE EXCEPT THE GOP, SUPER SPREADERS, AND JUDGE AMY COVID BARRETT.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) November 26, 2020
Cause of death? #AmyCovidBarrett
— Baligubadle (@Baligubadle1) November 26, 2020
#AmyCovidBarrett IS NOT FVKN CATHOLIC! I grew up Italian/Catholic and no one I knew are any thing like that evil bitch
— •._.🍷 👑PRINCESS_ROSE’_ALL_DAY `•.¸¸. (@Kelleyrose20) November 27, 2020
For Amy Covid Barrett, it was never about the sanctity of life.
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) November 26, 2020
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn was “proud” of the high court’s decision.
“I have said from the beginning the restrictions imposed by Governor Cuomo were an overreach that did not take into account the size of our churches or the safety protocols that have kept parishioners safe,” the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop of Brooklyn said in a statement.
“Our churches have not been the cause of any outbreaks,” he added. “We have taken our legal battle this far because we should be considered essential, for what could be more essential than safely gathering in prayer in a time of pandemic.”
And as BPR reported, Justice Gorsuch unleashed a scathing argument against Governor Cuomo’s seemingly biased restrictions against religious institutions.
Many Twitter users weighed in on the backlash against the decision and Barrett, pointing out the left’s hypocrisy.
The Democrats tweeting #AmyCovidBarrett are the same Democrats who still haven’t said a word about Andrew Cuomo killing thousands of elderly people.
— Cassandra (@CassyWearsHeels) November 26, 2020
Let me get this straight, it is not ok to gather in church yet it is ok to gather in casinos, on the beach, in bars and restaurants or to protest as white supremacists, antifa or blm and to celebrate Biden as pre-elect?
— Francis Bussiere (@AstroCycle_Net) November 26, 2020
Thank God for #AmyCovidBarrett and her decision to uphold the Constitution.
If THOUSANDS can riot and loot without the liberals saying
a word against it, then Conservatives can go to Church to worship. The left doesn’t get to pick and choose.
— 🌸 President-Elect Pink Lady 4 Trump 🌸 (@pink_lady56) November 26, 2020
Thanksgiving is perfect time for Supreme Court to overrule anti-religious politicians and reassert the First Amendment right to Freedom of Religion. Justice Barrett’s role was decisive in shaping the new pro-religious liberty majority. Chief Justice Roberts disappointed again.
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) November 26, 2020
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