Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Sonia Sotomayor released a statement directly contradicting a report released by NPR which sought to portray Gorsuch in a negative light after he allegedly refused to wear a mask in Sotomayor’s presence.
As The Daily Wire reports:
U.S. Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Neil Gorsuch released a joint statement Wednesday refuting a report from NPR, calling it simply “false.”
Notably, NPR reported Tuesday that Sotomayor was refusing to do her job in-person because Gorsuch, who is vaccinated and boosted like Sotomayor, is refusing to wear a mask after being asked.
JUST IN. SCOTUS releases a short joint statement from Sonia Sotomayor and Neil 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."
— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) January 19, 2022
The report started to crack Tuesday evening, when Fox News reported that their source refuted the claim.
Speaking to Fox News’ Bret Baier, network host and reporter Shannon Bream noted that the NPR report said Sotomayor “did not feel safe in close proximity to people who were unmasked.”
The revelations adds to a growing list of false and misleading reports made by the liberal media which has caused many Americans to reevaluate their relationship with it.