Republicans rushed to defend President Trump’s potential Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on Saturday after social media users launched an attack on her and the two children she adopted from Haiti.
It came after a Democratic activist questioned the legitimacy of the adoption and called for them to be investigated. “I would love to know which adoption agency Amy Coney Barrett & her husband used to adopt the two children they brought here from Haiti,” Dana Houle wrote.
“So here’s a Q: does the press even investigate details of Barrett’s adoptions from Haiti? Some adoptions from Haiti were legit. Many were sketchy as hell. And if press learned they were unethical & maybe illegal adoptions, would they report it? Or not because it involves her children”‘ Houle added.
“Would it matter if her kids were scooped up by ultra-religious Americans , or Americans weren’t scrupulous intermediaries and the kids were taken when there was a family in Haiti? I dunno, I think it does…”
Houle was immediately criticized for the comments and quickly set her Twitter account to private before apologizing for the remarks. They were screenshot, however, and widely shared as the political battle over the Supreme Court seat.