John Nolte of Breitbart News reported that a recent NPR story about Neil Gorsuch refusing to wear a mask has been debunked as fake news.
Justices Sotomayor and Gorsuch issued a statement in response to the fake story.
NEW: A statement from Justices Sotomayor and Gorsuch:
"Reporting that Justice Sotomayor asked Justice Gorsuch to wear a mask surprised us. It is false. While we may sometimes disagree about the law, we are warm colleagues and friends."
— Adam Liptak (@adamliptak) January 19, 2022
“In addition, the NPR story claiming Chief Justice John Roberts asked the justices to mask up when on the bench has been debunked by Roberts himself, who issued this statement: “I did not request Justice Gorsuch or any other Justice to wear a mask on the bench,” reports Breitbart News.
“Although it’s pretty obvious that the goal of the NPR report was to villainize a conservative justice, Sotomayor also caught a ton of flack for being a baby, especially after she recently made a fool of herself talking about 100,000 children being hospitalized with the coronavirus, COVID deaths being at an all-time high, and that the omicron variant is deadlier than the delta. None of this was even close to accurate. Obviously, Sotomayor has been watching too much CNN and listening to too much NPR,” Nolte reported.
“As far as the NPR story about Gorsuch and masks, Fox News straight-up reported that the NPR story is a lie, all of it, even the part about Chief Justice Roberts asking everyone to mask up,” said Nolte.
Fox News's Shannon Bream busts some fake news started by NPR about masking at the Supreme Court. The government-funded radio station falsely claimed Justice Gorsuch was purposely rejecting requests from Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Sotomayor to put a mask on. #DefundNPR pic.twitter.com/JIX02fhxxj
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) January 18, 2022
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