Per the Daily Beast, McEnany spent a portion of Thursday morning falsely stating that Barrett, whoever the fuck that is, is a "Rhodes Scholar." During a a briefing on Thursday, a reporter—namely, Bloomberg correspondent Justin Sink—noted that McEnany’s previously stated description of Barrett as a "Rhodes Scholar" was false.
In response, McEnany noted that was simply what she had "written here," ultimately adding a "my bad."
Put another way, I don't have the fucking time to break down how stupid all of this is, so I'm going to rely instead on the tweets of others. Those tweets, as you surely should have expected, are embedded below:
Kayleigh McEnany says in briefing that Amy Coney Barrett is a "Rhodes scholar."— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 1, 2020
Barrett did not receive a Rhodes Scholarship, but rather received a bachelor's degree from Rhodes College in Memphis.
When reporter points that out, McEnany says, "My bad" https://t.co/Nj065CIsxp pic.twitter.com/YpIFz4W1PA
Having to walk back the “rhodes scholar” lie— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) October 1, 2020
I’ve been to Rhode Island. Does that makes me a Rhodes scholar? https://t.co/MaHVYr8a4A— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) October 1, 2020
I was also a Rhodes Scholar because I went to graduate school in Rhode Island.— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) October 1, 2020
Sadly, I am not a Rhodes Scholar.— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) October 1, 2020
If that Supreme Court nominee is a Rhodes scholar because she went to some college in Missouri called Rhodes then I guess I’m a Rhodes scholar for co-creating Chuck.— Brian Koppelman (@briankoppelman) October 1, 2020
If going to Rhodes College in Tennessee makes you a Rhodes Scholar, I guess my online Harvard EdX class on John Snow and the Cholera Epidemic of 1854 makes me a graduate of Harvard Medical School. https://t.co/rIU8R8Gn0W— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) October 1, 2020
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