ABC has published an in-depth report on the social media habits of a potential Supreme Court nominee, Judge Don Willett.
— ABC News (@ABC) June 30, 2018
As we have noted many times here on Twitchy, Willett has been a very active, entertaining and creative social media (particularly Twitter) user.
WHOOHOO! Justice Don Willett is BACK on Twitter, and his 1st tweet in nearly a month is BADASS https://t.co/u0AeeXn8y0
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 15, 2017
In the expose, ABC finds that Willett has published pictures of puppies and cornbread shaped like his home state, Texas:
“Willett, at the time a justice on the Supreme Court of Texas, tweeted out his son confusing “Eminem” and “eminent,” a picture of three puppies and a picture of cornbread shaped like his home state.”
AND, he has also engaged in making ‘dad jokes.’
This article suggests that making Dad jokes on Twitter disqualifies you from SCOTUS https://t.co/MbckNRhVnE
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) July 1, 2018
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) July 1, 2018
In other words, they have no substantive issue with Willett’s potential nomination. They can only attempt to shame him for having fun on social media.
LMAO. The title of this @ABC article on @JusticeWillett is “Potential Supreme Court nominee has odd Twitter history.” The article (which has no byline btw) includes four Tweets that I’ve included below along w/ the piece’s surrounding “analysis”. Unreal.https://t.co/QE7c2b0JK1 pic.twitter.com/ZaQ5kHGSYO
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) July 1, 2018
In December, Willett was confirmed to the Fifth Circuit United States Federal Court of Appeals.
Good news, everyone: Justice Don Willett confirmed by Senate to Federal Appeals Court https://t.co/a4IiRDehTg
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 13, 2017
While he has not tweeted since the first day of 2018, Willett has a social media presence that would be unprecedented for a Supreme Court justice.