Left-wing Hollywood celebrities wasted little time Saturday launching a social media offensive against President Donald Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to succeed the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court. Not only did they attack her judicial record, they also launched personal insults.
“Amy is like a hybrid of Aunt Lydia and a Stepford wife,” Grammy-winning singer Diane Warren tweeted, referring to the Aunt Lydia villain in The Handmaid’s Tale.
“How much chalk can one blackboard stand?” actress Ellen Barkin tweeted, referring to Barrett’s voice.
“RBG turning in her grave,” actor Adam Goldberg tweeted.
Amy Coney Barrett, 48, currently serves as a judge on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. A former clerk for Justice Antonin Scalia, Barrett takes a strict “originalist” view of the Constitution that prioritizes the original text over subsequent interpretations. Her nomination is President Trump’s third pick for the high court, following Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
Left-wingers fear Barrett’s positions on the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, as well as abortion, due to her strong Catholic faith. Some have already launched smears against her and her family, questioning why Barrett and her husband adopted two children from Haiti.
Hollywood elites eagerly joined the left-wing pile-on. Singer Diane Warren compared Barrett to Aunt Lydia from The Handmaid’s Tale, while also likening her to a Stepford wife.
Amy is like a hybrid of Aunt Lydia and a Stepford wife
— Diane Warren (@Diane_Warren) September 26, 2020
Actress Ellen Barkin mocked Barrett’s voice and used the hashtag #stfuacb — as in, “shut the fuck up, Amy Coney Barrett.”
I would leap to the defense of any woman being called *grating…but come on, how much chalk can one blackboard stand? #stfuacb
— Ellen Barkin (@EllenBarkin) September 26, 2020
Actor Adam Goldberg claimed that the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg would be upset about Barrett’s nomination, even though Ginsburg was a close personal friend of Scalia.
RBG turning in her grave. Wait is she even buried yet?
— Adam Goldberg (@TheAdamGoldberg) September 26, 2020
Actor Jeffrey Wright called Barrett’s nomination “disgraceful.”
Disgraceful. If anyone in your life were as two-faced, callous, dishonest & selfish as this, you'd never want to associate with them. Vote them out. And then pack the courts. https://t.co/4YdtHY3PDU
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) September 26, 2020
Actor Alec Baldwin insisted that Judge Barrett “is only another card that the Psycho turns over to destroy the Constitution.”
I wonder if Coney, the arch Catholic, realizes that her nomination is only another card that the Psycho turns over to destroy the Constitution.
— HABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) September 27, 2020
Debra Messing claimed that the president is pushing Barrett’s nomination so that “she can vote him in w/ contested election results.”
THIS IS A LAST DITCH POWER GRAB. At GRAVE risk:
🚨Preexisting Conditions PROTECTIONS
🚨Women’s Bodily Autonomy
🚨Response to the Climate Crisis#Trump said he is pushing this through so she can vote him in w/ contested election results. https://t.co/zAOLCsqPgA
— Debra Messing✍🏻 (@DebraMessing) September 26, 2020
Actor Jon Cryer called Republican senators “lying, racist hypocrites” for their decision to hold a vote on Barrett’s nomination.
Dear Republican voters
Remember 2016, when the Senators you elected refused to even consider an Obama nominee while screaming “Let the American people decide!”?
Now that they’ve proven to be lying, racist hypocrites, does that make you less likely to vote for them again?
Or more? https://t.co/t2oLOmTbRy
— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) September 26, 2020
Actress Patricia Arquette appeared to allude to Barrett’s stance on abortion.
Elections are won by margins and there will be people who Vote against Trump and Republicans because they remember their mom, sisters and friends who died from back alley abortions.
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) September 26, 2020
Comedian Sandra Bernhard tweeted the hashtag #NoSCOTUSforAmy.
— Sandra Bernhard (@SandraBernhard) September 26, 2020
Actor Ethan Embry claimed that Barrett is “unqualified” despite her impressive career on the bench and respect from those who disagree with her decisions.
— Ethan Embry (@EmbryEthan) September 26, 2020
Actress Kristen Johnston said that women are “fucked,” referring to Barrett’s association with the Catholic community known as People of Praise.
We are so fucked, ladies. https://t.co/6mAoJfwhQJ
— kristen johnston (@thekjohnston) September 26, 2020
General Hospital star Nancy Lee Grahn spread the debunked theory that People of Praise was the inspiration for The Handmaid’s Tale. Novelist Margaret Atwood has written that she was inspired to write the novel after visiting Afghanistan and seeing the oppressive Islamist clothing that women were forced to wear.
Amy, belongs 2 a cult that served as inspiration for Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel, "The Handmaid's Tale" called 'People's Praise' which teaches that men are the head of the household, is replacing a woman who was against everything this indoctrinated stepford judge stands 4. https://t.co/HcU5lFngZq
— Nancy Lee Grahn (@NancyLeeGrahn) September 26, 2020