Report claims SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch founded 'Fascism Forever Club,' causing Twitter uproar

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President Trump announced in a public broadcast that he would be nominating 49-year-old judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court on Tuesday night -- a move conservative groups and Republican senators alike immediately praised.

Interest in Gorsuch quickly surged, and Twitter was set on fire Thursday morning after a Daily Mail report emerged linking the judge to a student group called "Fascism Forever Club" while in high school.

According to the report, which has not been fully verified, Gorsuch launched the right-winged anti-faculty club while he was a freshman at the elite Georgetown Preparatory School in Washington, D.C. in order to counter 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 reportedly read.

Gorsuch served as president of the club until graduating from the elite school in 1985.

When the report emerged, some on Twitter seemed alarmed by the news:

But many dismissed Gorsuch's reported club as a conservative teen's cheeky response to liberals:

See more reactions to the report:

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@POTUS So Gorsuch is founder & president of the Fascism Forever group! Big surprise? No. You & Bannon are staging a fascist coup d'etat.
If Dems were better at branding, they would refer to him every time as "self proclaimed fascist Gorsuch" https://t.co/TUov3wX62r
@EdWhelanEPPC as a rough contemporary of Gorsuch, I was called a fascist on the regular because I was, after all, a libertarian (1)
@SenateMajLdr @POTUS Stop asking Americans to ignore fascism, Gorsuch is a fascist that founded the ‘Fascism Forever Club,'
Gorsuch is at least an "honest" fascist!
The worst I can say about Gorsuch is that he's a Scalia clone. I don't think he's a fascist.
So what if young Gorsuch called himself a fascist? I mean, the Republicans wouldn't say a word if he'd called himself a communist.
Lets see who becomes the Fascist of the year, Potus, Alt-Potus or Gorsuch - "Fascism Forever"
Had there been text messaging when Neil Gorsuch was in school, would his notes have ended in #FFF? (Fascist Friends Forever)
Neil Gorsuch a fascist-lifer. Awesome pick Trump. If you support this pick - you are by definition, Un-American. Fascist Forever
@NRSC @stabenow Do not confirm fascist judge Gorsuch!
Neil Gorsuch emerged from his hole today and saw his fascist shadow. #gorsuch #fascismforever #GroundhogDay
Trump is trying to put an actual confirmed fascist on the Supreme Court. #gorsuch
Note the fascist sneer. #gorsuch https://t.co/G6L1xooO3W
@Sen_JoeManchin Gorsuch started a Fascist club. Is against LGBT rights. Is not a friend to democracy. You are there to fill YOUR pockets.
@SenateGOP @SenateMajLdr @SenFeinstein Gorsuch is a fascist. Republicans are killing democracy!
@JohnCornyn @tedcruz I also demand you vote "no" on Gorsuch. He's a fascist wannabe, just like Bannon and crew. We can't go down that road.
@SenDonnelly Joe, grow a pair, VOTE NO ON THAT FASCIST GORSUCH https://t.co/b2YltBBFOH
Neil Gorsuch needs a kick in the ass,because he's a fascist puto #rantmountain
Funny - the christians have stopped harassing me on twitter - they must be busy praying for Schwarznegger & Fascist Forever Gorsuch
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The staunch conservative jurist reportedly listed other roles as well, including "President of the Yard, Student Government" and president of the "Committee to reform The Beast."

Gorsuch has been praised by well known right-leaning groups, such as the Faith and Freedom Coalition and the National Rifle Association.

See Trump's announcement of the Gorsuch nomination:

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Judge Neil Gorsuch speaks, after US President Donald Trump nominated him for the Supreme Court, at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 31, 2017. President Donald Trump on nominated federal appellate judge Neil Gorsuch as his Supreme Court nominee, tilting the balance of the court back in the conservatives' favor.

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Judge Neil Gorsuch (C) and his wife Marie Louise look on, after US President Donald Trump nominated him for the Supreme Court, at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 31, 2017. President Donald Trump nominated federal appellate judge Neil Gorsuch as his Supreme Court nominee, tilting the balance of the court back in the conservatives' favor.

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Judge Neil Gorsuch (L) and his wife Marie Louise look on, after US President Donald Trump nominated him for the Supreme Court, at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 31, 2017. Trump named Judge Neil Gorsuch as his Supreme Court nominee.

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Judge Neil Gorsuch speaks, after US President Donald Trump nominated him for the Supreme Court, at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 31, 2017. President Donald Trump on nominated federal appellate judge Neil Gorsuch as his Supreme Court nominee, tilting the balance of the court back in the conservatives' favor.

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Swearing in of Coloradan Neil M. Gorsuch as the newest member of the, United States Court Of Appeals For The Tenth Circuit, with his wife Louise Gorsuch, holding the bible, and his two daughters, Belinda Gorsuch age 4, and Emma Gorsuch age 6.

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U.S. President Donald Trump steps back as Neil Gorsuch (L) approaches the podium after being nominated to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., January 31, 2017.

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Robert Hoyt, left, General Counsel of the Department of the Treasury, is congratulated by Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson as Judge Neil Gorsuch with the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, looks on in the Cash room of the Treasury Building in Washington, D.C., Friday, January 5, 2007.

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Neil Gorsuch speaks after U.S. President Donald Trump announces his nomination of Gorsuch to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., January 31, 2017.

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U.S. President Donald Trump announces his nomination of Neil Gorsuch to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court as Gorsuch (R) stands with his wife Marie Louise at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., January 31, 2017.

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Swearing in of Coloradan Neil M. Gorsuch as the newest member of the, United States Court Of Appeals For The Tenth Circuit, with his wife Louise Gorsuch, holding the bible, and his two daughters, Belinda Gorsuch age 4, and Emma Gorsuch age 6.

(Denver Post Photo By John Prieto)

Neil Gorsuch stands with his wife Marie Louise as U.S. President Donald Trump announces his nomination of Gorsuch to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., January 31, 2017.

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Judge Neil Gorsuch speaks, after US President Donald Trump nominated him for the Supreme Court, at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 31, 2017. President Donald Trump on nominated federal appellate judge Neil Gorsuch as his Supreme Court nominee, tilting the balance of the court back in the conservatives' favor.

(BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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