Democrat lawmaker slammed for saying shes embarrassed to be a white woman in apparent jab at Amy Coney Barr – The Sun

Posted: September 30, 2020 at 1:54 am

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A DEMOCRATIC lawmaker has been slammed for saying being a white woman is "shameful" and "embarrassing" in an apparent jab at Amy Coney Barrett.

Louisiana state Rep Mandie Landry made the comments on Saturday when President Donald Trump officially announced that he would be nominating conservative federal appellate judge Barrett to the Supreme Court.

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Trump's decision to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Barrett, who many fear will be swayed by her Catholic faith when making crucial decisions, has been met with huge backlash especially with the 2020 election just weeks away.

Landry is apparently one of those critics taking to Twitter to slam conservatives who hope to see Roe v Wade overturned.

"I went to catholic school for 20 years of my life," Landry wrote. "...Did all the requisite sacraments. I'm as catholic as all of y'all. And I 100% support your right to choose what you want to do with your body."

She went on to say that she also went to Notre Dame, where Barrett is a law professor, and pointed out that Louisiana has many poor women who die in childbirth.

She added, "I also want to say something about how shameful it is to be a white woman, often."

"We're embarrassing. I don't know what else to say besides I'm sorry and I'm trying. I will try to respond her."

The post garnered thousands of comments, many of them slamming the lawmaker for her broad generalization.

"Well, maybe your whiteness and your womeness [sic] embarrasses you, but mine doesn't embarrass me," wrote one use who goes by the handle @FatiusV.



"Have I done things to embarrass myself? Sure. Do I have character flaws? Yes. Are they intrinsically tied to being white and/or a woman? No. You're right, you do need to do better."

"You definitely should be embarrassed, but not by your skin color," added another user.

Landry tried to hit back at her critics, by posting some examples of instances when being a white woman is "embarrassing."

"Since a couple thousand of you are very, very confused, here are just a few examples of why it's sometimes embarrassing to be a white woman in this country," she wrote, alongside two photos of white women protesting school desegregation in the 1960s.

She then went on to share a headline about how white women could swing the election in Trump's favor, and to name drop Betsy DeVos, Laura Ingraham, and Ann Coulter as prime examples of "embarrassing" women.

That post wasn't met with too much kindness either, with users calling Landry out for "pandering" and being "racist."

While Landry's message was clearly overtaken by the way she chose to word it, she is far from the only politician to be highly critical of Trump's Supreme Court choice.

After the president's decision was announced, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released a statement saying the Affordable Care Act would be in danger if Barrett was confirmed.

"For four years, President Trump has tried to crush the Affordable Care Act," Pelosi wrote.

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"With his Supreme Court nominee, he is threatening the destruction of every benefit and protection of the ACA, including life-saving protections for 135 million Americans with pre-existing conditions."

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has also slammed the nominee and said he will not meet with her.

"I am not going to meet with Judge Barrett. Why would I meet with a nominee of such an illegitimate process and one who is determined to get rid of the Affordable Care Act?" he wrote on Twitter.

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