Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch triggered a number of people online when he was hosted by “Fox & Friends” to promote his new book.
Mainstream media personalities and leftists were in an uproar that Gorsuch, who is expected to independently and fairly rule on the Supreme Court, started the interview telling host Ainsley Earhardt, “Merry Christmas.”
The Daily Caller reports: “Leftwing critics suggested the justice was signaling his sympathies with people disturbed at the secularization of American public life by saying ‘Merry Christmas’ instead of its capacious alternative ‘Happy Holidays.'”
Check it out:
On Fox News, Neil Gorsuch made a point to say “Merry Christmas” like he just gained the freedom to say it under Trump. This guy is such a worst case scenario of a stolen Supreme Court seat. pic.twitter.com/qf7YKbF3uy
— SeanKentComedy (@seankent) December 17, 2019
Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch just appeared on Fox and Friends this morning, making a point to parrot the "Merry Christmas" talking point of the GOP. If he's willing to go on Fox and throw a shout out to Republican narratives, what ele is he willing to do? pic.twitter.com/doJ5BUEFQg
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) December 17, 2019
What else is he willing to do? The thing he was appointed to do: Never practice impartial and reasoned jurisprudence based on objective criteria.
— James Morrison (@JamesPMorrison) December 17, 2019
So much for “Justice is blind.”
— Diane L-S🏳️🌈 (@IsItCotton) December 17, 2019
I am horrified to think what else Neil Gorsuch will do.
— Leslie 🇺🇸🌊🌊🌊🇺🇸 (@90LesSW) December 18, 2019
Others were frustrated Gorsuch had picked the conservative network to promote his new book, “A Republic, If You Can Keep It.”
The Daily Wire reports:
Left-wing political commentators whined over the supposedly “partisan” appearance, though there was no such outrage over Gorsuch appearing on CNN earlier this year, or other Supreme Court Justices taking interviews with NPR, MSNBC, and far-left late night host Stephen Colbert.
Justice Neil Gorsuch is on "Fox & Friends" right now. The Q: How is it appropriate for a Supreme Court justice to try to goose sales of his three-month-old book by chatting on one of the most partisan shows on TV?
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) December 17, 2019
I don't object to Gorsuch promoting his book (I mean, it's weird but he's not the first). But appearing on Fox & Friends and not news programs on other networks is a bad look.
— Susan Hennessey (@Susan_Hennessey) December 17, 2019
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