I wish I was making this up.
High school is forever, the saying goes. And for Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch, it's proving particularly true today.
Let's hear it for Hitler Youth! They're so adorable.Gorsuch both created and headed the "Fascism Forever Club" at Georgetown Preparatory School, which he graduated from in 1985, The Daily Mail reports. The school is a selective all-boys Jesuit prep school, and now reportedly costs day students $30,000 annually and boarding students $50,000."In political circles, our tireless President Gorsuch's 'Fascism Forever Club' happily jerked its knees against the increasingly 'left-wing' tendencies of the faculty," a Georgetown Prep high school yearbook states, according to The Daily Mail.The report was published just over 24 hours after President Donald Trump announced Gorsuch as his Supreme Court nominee from the White House, and – regardless of Gorsuch's intent in using the term in his high school club's name – comes at a time when accusations of fascism have been aimed at Trump.
Gorsuch, a federal appellate court judge, is facing left-wing opposition in the wake of his nomination, and has received criticism from the likes of Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., as well as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. Liberal activist organization People For the American Way also has launched an ad painting Gorsuch as anti-women's rights and pro-Wall Street.
Conservatives, meanwhile, have hailed Gorsuch – who holds degrees from Columbia and Oxford universities, as well as Harvard Law School – as an outstanding legal thinker and a worthy successor to the late Justice Antonin Scalia.