Entertainment Kayleigh McEnany Apologizes After Falsely Claiming Amy Coney Barrett Was a Rhodes Scholar: 'My Bad'
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"It is our turn to dissent against Trump’s choice for Ginsburg’s replacement and against the rush to confirm her before Election Day," the former first daughter wroteIn an essay published Monday in Cosmopolitan, former President Bill Clinton's daughter expressed her sharp opposition to Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany inaccurately called Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett a "Rhodes Scholar" Thursday, then walked the statement back.
Barrett attended Rhodes College for her undergraduate degree before moving on to Notre Dame for her law degree. A Rhodes Scholar is someone who earns the prestigious international scholarship to study at the University of Oxford in England.
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The political news cycle of 2020 has been endlessly surprising the past few months are we're all constantly being caught off guard by some new shocking thing. But for this week, at least, we've got at least one major current political story happening on a schedule that you can set your watch by: the Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett. Barrett is Donald Trump's controversial choice to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court — controversial both because she is so conservative, and because the presidential election is just three weeks away.
When pressed on the mix-up during a Thursday's press briefing, McEnany first referred to her notes, saying, "That's what I have written here."
"She attended Rhodes College," said a reporter, prompting McEnany to say, "Attended Rhodes College. So, my bad."
The gaffe lit up social media, where Talking Points Memo's Josh Marshall I was also a Rhodes Scholar because I went to graduate school in Rhode Island.", "
Others pointed out that Fox Newswhile reporting on Barrett's nomination last week when an on-air graphic referred to her as a "Rhodes scholar."
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President Donald Trump nominated Barrett last week, eight days after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died.
Barrett is awho has been a federal judge for three years. Early in her career in the Bush v. Gore decision that handed the presidency to Bush despite his popular vote loss in 2000.
In his announcement,as a "towering intellect" who had "unyielding loyalty to the Constitution."
Watch McEnany's walk-back:
McEnany: "My bad."
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Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed To Supreme Court .
Judge Amy Coney Barrett won Senate confirmation to the Supreme Court on Monday, moving the high court even further to the right just on the cusp of a presidential election. Barrett is expected to be sworn in at the White House at a ceremony later in the evening. The vote was 52-48. All Democrats and independents voted against the nomination, along with Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME). Just minutes before the vote, the existing members on the court voted 5-3 to block a proposal in Wisconsin that would have extended the deadline for the state to receive ballots for up to six days after the election, as long as they were postmarked by Nov. 3.