Amy Coney Barrett, a “real maid,” says MSNBC host in Texas abortion law segment

A host of the liberal network MSNBC on Saturday pointed to Supreme Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett after the court’s recent decision not to block Texas’ new abortion law.

While Barrett did not mention her name, it was clear that host Tiffany Cross was referring to the justice that in 2020 was appointed to the nation’s highest court by former President Donald Trump.

The insult came after Cross accused Republicans of “hypocrisy” for opposing abortion while supporting the Second Amendment rights to gun ownership and opposing coronavirus restrictions.

Supreme Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett.  (Associated press)

Supreme Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett. (Associated press)


“It’s hypocrisy for me, these Republican lawmakers put their mouths up claiming they’re pro-life, but they allow jeans to carry guns without permission or any training,” Cross said, according to

“They are against the life-saving vaccine and masks,” he added.

MSNBC host Tiffany Cross.

MSNBC host Tiffany Cross.

He later said, “All of this, about the protection of the fetus when they have so little care for life in this country, is beyond comprehension. If you feel you really have to hate women in Texas and the whole country, how is it possible the Supreme Court allowed it?

“I know they haven’t ruled it out, but they can rule later,” Cross continued. “But we have a real maid on the court. So I have to tell you, I’m not happy to depend on them to protect me and my right to choose.”

The reference to “maid” refers to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” a 1985 novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood that tells of a future in which the U.S. government has been overthrown and replaced by a society in which the only role of women is to serve men. It later became a television series starring Elisabeth Moss.

Elisabeth Moss plays Offred a "The maid's story." (MGM)

Elisabeth Moss plays Offred in “The Handmaid’s Tale.” (MGM)

On Wednesday afternoon, the Supreme Court issued a 5 to 4 ruling, which chose to refuse to block a new Texas abortion law that went into effect earlier in the day. The law prohibits most abortions in the state and allows private citizens to sue anyone who is allegedly involved in an abortion, other than the patient.

The majority decision supported Judges Barrett, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.


The three Liberal judges of the court – Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor and Stephen Breyer – plus Chief Justice John Roberts, were dissidents. Kagan referred to Texas law as “obviously unconstitutional.”

Then on Friday, a Texas judge issued a temporary restraining order protecting Texas abortion clinics from lawsuits filed by anti-abortion groups for two weeks, with a view to the Sept. 13 ban.

Legal observers have argued that Texas law could lay the groundwork for overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion throughout the United States.

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