Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch, a 49-year-old U.S. appellate judge, to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Tuesday. After obstruction from Republicans, Merrick Garland was never able to fill the seat so Trump is complaining that Democrats are not going to allow his nominee to have the stolen seat.
Trump’s nominee founded and led a student group called the Fascism Forever Club at his exclusive high school in order to rally against the ‘left-wing tendencies’ of his professors.
We’re sure President Steve Bannon is thrilled about this:
Gorsuch founded the ‘Fascist Forever Club’ during his freshman year at Georgetown Preparatory, a now-$30,000-a-year private Jesuit school that is one of the most selective in the United States.
He served as president until he graduated in 1985, according to his senior yearbook.
The Fascism Forever Club is described in the school’s yearbook as an anti-faculty student group that battled against the ‘liberal’ views of the school administration.
“In political circles, our tireless President Gorsuch’s ‘Fascism Forever Club’ happily jerked its knees against the increasingly ‘left-wing’ tendencies of the faculty,” the yearbook said.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren has already said she will object to Gorsuch’s appointment, stating that he was chosen “by far-right activist groups that were financed by big business interests.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders said Gorsuch will have to “explain his hostility to women’s rights, support of corporations over workers and opposition to campaign finance reform.”
On Wednesday, Trump said Senate Republicans should “go for it” and invoke the nuclear option to prevent Democrats from using a filibuster to block Gorsuch.
“If we end up with that gridlock I would say if you can, Mitch, go nuclear,” Trump said of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, CNN reported. “That would be an absolute shame if a man of this quality was caught up in the web.”
Just as Trump supporters excused the tape in which he admitted to sexually assaulting women, they’ll give Gorsuch a pass, too.
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