Mask Story About Sotomayor and Gorsuch Was Utter Bunk From the Liberal Media

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We wrote earlier about a supposed controversy between Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Justice Neil Gorsuch that was reported by NPR.

Allegedly, Justice Sotomayor asked Justice Gorsuch to wear a mask since she didn’t feel safe from COVID because she has diabetes. Chief Justice John Roberts then asked everyone if they would mask up, but Gorsuch refused to wear a mask and Sotomayor was boycotting appearing on the bench in person because of Gorsuch’s refusal.

But according to a new report tonight from Fox, this just wasn’t true, according to their source.

Not only didn’t Roberts ever ask the justices to mask up, but Sotomayor also didn’t ask Gorsuch to wear a mask — so Gorsuch never refused a request from her or Roberts to wear one.

So the “controversy” pushed by NPR was just so much bunk. Just one more example of why you can’t trust media. Then, they can push fake takes like this.

All the justices are vaccinated, boosted, and are tested, and up to a couple of weeks ago, eight of the justices didn’t wear masks, as Mike Davis notes. Davis is the former Chief Counsel for Nominations, U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, and a former law clerk for Justice Gorsuch so he has some cause to know.

So apparently this NPR report was complete hooey. Three guesses as to why? It makes Gorsuch/justices on the right look bad, and makes Sotomayor the victim. Beyond the masking thing, Totenberg was also trying to push the claim that the conservative wing was “divided.” Again, the Court doesn’t leak such things so this sounds like more bunk. That isn’t the way they operate.

But the mask story was pushed everywhere and likely won’t be corrected, adding yet one more thing to the mountain of falsehood the liberal media has built.