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Minutes later Justice Clarence Thomas cursed Amy Coney Barrett On Monday night she stood next to President Donald Trump on the White House balcony overlooking the South Lawn, where guests – all Republicans – gathered.

A photo of the moment captured by CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller has gone viral, and many have pointed it out to prove Justice Barrett remained loyal to President Trump. Others say it shows a lack of judicial independence and it was a choice for them to stand by his side – a bad choice to question their judgment.

Some say it is tantamount to her appearing in a campaign ad for Trump. Indeed, Trump put this quickly produced, taxpayer-funded video starring Justice Barrett at the top of his Twitter feed.

– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 27, 2020

Here’s what people are saying about Justice Barrett choosing to join President Trump.

It is a justice now and that was a choice.

– Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) October 27, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett makes her first mistake as a SCOTUS Justice just moments after becoming a SCOTUS Justice:

She is participating in an overly political process that confirms how dry the process of her nomination and approval was.

– Tim O’Brien (@TimOBrien) October 27, 2020

A portrait of the shame of a woman who feigns piety but has no real morals or principles, just a hunger for power. Next to her: a boastful serial robber, accused rapist, lifelong racist, separator from children and mothers, heinous mass murderer. The story won’t be kind.

– Mikko Alanne (@MikkoAlanne) October 27, 2020

Girlfriend has a lifelong appointment. He can’t fire her. It is 7 days before the election. What can she refuse if she can’t say “no” to a campaign photo? Shameful

– Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) October 27, 2020

Justice Barrett is a far-right Republican: she has a lifelong job on the Supreme Court, but she has chosen to spend the first few minutes of her tenure as a re-election supporter for a would-be fascist autocrat.

– David Rothschild (@DavMicRot) October 27, 2020

Last night a GOP consultant informed me about this event: “If I’m an ACB, I don’t go to it. Looks bad and she doesn’t need him anymore. “Https://

– Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 27, 2020

This is not an impartial lawyer, but a far-right political hack that flaunts a political party’s allegiance to the constitution. This is a disgusting picture that undermines the legitimacy of an already battered court.

– Bill Pascrell, Jr. (@BillPascrell) October 27, 2020

Nothing says “I will be an impartial judge in election-related cases” than showing up at a rally with one of the litigants

– Matt O’Brien (@ObsoleteDogma) October 27, 2020

It’ll be really cute to see Barrett write mediocre dissent for the next 40 years after we expand the courts.

– Charlotte Clymer @ (@cmclymer) October 27, 2020

They share an affection for the theater of fascism. It binds them. It is cold.

– Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) October 27, 2020

Pure fascism. Expand the court. Kill the filibuster. Allow DC and PR. There will be no “moderation”.

– Tom Watson (@tomwatson) October 27, 2020

Sends quite a message about the independence of the Supreme Court.

– SV Dáte (@svdate), October 27, 2020

That doesn’t look like a separation of powers.

– Mark Pack 🔶 (@markpack) October 27, 2020

Tonight Barrett had the boldness to say this as if we were all stupid: “This separation of duty and political preference distinguishes the judiciary between the three branches of government.”

Then she took this campaign photo to demonstrate her political preference

– Joe Sudbay (@JoeSudbay) October 27, 2020

It is Trump’s justice. Forever. And that stain doesn’t wash out.

– Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) October 27, 2020

The best that court enlargement advocates will have for them is that kind of hubris.

– Taniel (@Taniel) October 27, 2020

Why does a Supreme Court judge hold an election rally for the president a week before the election? This justice and this judgment are a bleeding legitimacy.

– Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) October 27, 2020

Showing up at a presidential campaign rally during an ongoing election is one way of lowering your stature and kicking off your career as a political hack. That is bad judgment and a mistake.

– Stuart Stevens (@stuartpstevens) October 27, 2020

The solicitor’s prayer to St. Thomas More: “… always stand next to me so that I don’t lose my soul today to gain a point.” Https://

– Barb McQuade (@BarbMcQuade) October 27, 2020

Justice Barrett has her own Evita moment.

To say that her new colleagues (other than Clarence Thomas) did not attend a Trump primary rally.

– Susan Glasser (@ sbg1) October 27, 2020


– John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) October 27, 2020

This photo is evidence that Barrett is a partisan hack ready to pose for Trump’s campaign

This photo erases the idea that she will be a fair arbiter of the law

This photo should be taught in legal ethics classes as a blatant example of unethical behavior. Https://

– Joe Sudbay (@JoeSudbay) October 27, 2020

“Any judge, judge or judge in the United States of America will be disqualified in any process in which their impartiality could reasonably be challenged.”

It’s the law.

– Cristian Farias (@cristianafarias) October 27, 2020

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