SCOTUS Nominee Neil Gorsuch Founded a 'Fascism Forever Club' in High School

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 1: Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch looks on as Senate Judiciary chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) speaks to reporters before their meeting on Capitol Hill, February 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump has nominated Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court to fill the seat that had left vacant with the death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia in February 2016. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

SCOTUS Nominee Neil Gorsuch Founded a 'Fascism Forever Club' in High School

Was it just a teenage joke or a genuine belief?

Published February 2, 2017

While in high school, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, founded a student group called the Fascism Forever Club while in an elite high school, the Daily Mail reported.

The 49-year-old, who has already received sweeping approval from conservatives, started the club his freshman year at elite all-boys school Georgetown Preparatory near Washington, D.C. 

According to the nominee’s yearbook, Gorsuch served as president of the group until he graduated.

“In political circles, our tireless President Gorsuch’s ‘Fascism Forever Club’ happily jerked its knees against the increasingly ‘left-wing’ tendencies of the faculty,” said the yearbook.

Also in the yearbook is a young Gorsuch photographed while reading William F. Buckley’s 1959 conservative heavy read Up From Liberalism.

In addition to the Fascism club, Gorsuch listed himself as “President of the Yard, Student Government,” president of the “Committee to Reform the Beast, and called himself a 'Lousy Spanish Student.'”

Georgetown Prep is known for being one of the most elite private schools in the country and has boasted many high profile students, including several Kennedies.

“We are proud to have a son of Georgetown Preparatory School, a Catholic, Jesuit school founded the same year the United States Supreme Court was established, nominated to the nation’s highest court. All of us at Prep send our prayers and best wishes,” the school’s president, the Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, said on the school website.

  1. After the story about his fascism club was published, many people criticized the scotus nominee
  2. However, some played devil's advocate when it comes to making silly decisions in high school
  3. Joke or not, starting a fascism club at an elite private school is not something many people can relate to

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)


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