Claim: Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch founded a ‘Facism Forever’ club at Georgetown Prep and made white separatist/anti-Semitic statements. Origin:On 1 February 2017, the British Daily Mail tabloid reported that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch had founded a “Fascism Forever” club at Georgetown Preparatory School in the 1980s: Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch founded and led a student group called the ‘Fascism Forever Club’ at his elite high school.
Neil Gorsuch is, in some ways, a surprising Trump nomination for SCOTUS. He appears to be well qualified, restrained and moderate.
He believes that laws should be changed by campaigning to change the law rather than relying on judicial creativity. When deciding cases, he opposes automatic deference to the favoured interpretation of the executive. Precisely the sort of person you’d want to entrust with keeping a man like Trump in check.
But no – that hasn’t stopped silly point scoring, in a misguided attempt to derail his confirmation. The stupidest attack takes the form of the suggestion that he ran a pro-fascist student society at high school.
Snopes correctly points out that he did no such thing.