The Brief: An image of Amy Coney Barrett holding up a blank notepad has inspired memes that add words and pictures to the paper.
Amy Coney Barrett notes memes come from a moment at the supreme court confirmation hearing when Judge Barrett held up her notepad to reveal that there was nothing on it. As is often the case with images of people holding up pieces of paper, pictures of Barrett smiling with her notes quickly became a meme.
Amy Coney Barrett is asked if she can show the notes she's referring to while answering senators' questions. She holds up a blank notebook.
Sen. John Cornyn: "Is there anything on it?"
Barrett: "The letterhead that says 'United States Senate.'" https://t.co/NN41m59TpP pic.twitter.com/XwcS5nSqEO
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 13, 2020
Conservatives including Donald Trump Jr. shared memes about Barrett “owning the libs” with her ability to answer questions without notes.
Unlike Joe Biden, Amy Coney Barrett doesn’t need notes or a teleprompter to remember her positions. https://t.co/AVA5OOmTVp
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 13, 2020
Critics of Barrett’s record and the role she could play on the court photoshopped silly images and messages onto the notepad. These include irrelevant drawings and critiques of her views, particularly ones on abortion.
PICTURED: Amy Coney Barrett showing her notes at today’s confirmation hearing pic.twitter.com/Pq128M6PWa
— Dr. Bucky Isotope, Political Scientist (@BuckyIsotope) October 13, 2020
am i doing this right? pic.twitter.com/kYxVFrIdz2
— Vinny Venkat (@venkatinthehat) October 13, 2020
— Fearaga Walk With Me 👹 (@firagawalkwthme) October 13, 2020
good to see acb is taking notes pic.twitter.com/nXzXKESZFr
— ben (@the__weekdy) October 13, 2020
I don't know what everyone is talking about. I thought what Amy's note was really brave. pic.twitter.com/2YGmKpMMMY
— Gerry (@grmenna) October 13, 2020
ACB, note-taker extraordinaire. #SCOTUSHearing pic.twitter.com/7D5Xp4AUu7
— Done Waiting🌹 (@_donewaiting_) October 13, 2020
Other memes applied the picture to unrelated scenarios:
Me when my editors asks how my draft is going pic.twitter.com/ePUatBde9g
— Johana Bhuiyan (@JMBooyah) October 13, 2020