UPDATE: This is how Republican Senator Thom Tillis is responding.
I worked tirelessly to confirm Justice Gorsuch, and I’m not about to let Democrats smear him for wishing Americans a Merry Christmas. That’s why I’m putting together a Merry Christmas card to send to Justice Gorsuch and his family – will you add your name? https://t.co/DsPKgbJF0p— Thom Tillis (@ThomTillis) December 17, 2019
On Tuesday morning Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch made an appearance on Fox and Friends. He even wished everyone a Merry Christmas...gasp.
During the interview, Gorsuch discussed the importance of an independent judiciary, being a justice dedicated to the constitution even when he doesn't like the results, the rules he has for his clerks, his relationships with his colleagues and more.
The interview triggered a meltdown on the left, whose members are expressing outrage Gorsuch would appear on Fox News as an "impartial" justice. Saying "Merry Christmas" has sent them into a rage.
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
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
Neil Gorsuch can eat shit. He is a partisan hack who stole a Supreme Court seat. Fuck him and his shit book.— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) December 17, 2019
Keep in mind fellow left leaning Justices, including Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor, have done many media interviews. Ginsburg in particular has made overtly political statements.
This is hardly unprecedented: Justice Breyer and Justice Sotomayor appeared on Colbert to sell their books, Justice Ginsburg on MSNBC. Also, Justice Gorsuch appeared on CNN in September. https://t.co/95gqCADimD— Garrett Ventry (@GarrettVentry) December 17, 2019
So Gorsuch is trending because he went on Fox News. RBG has done interviews with NPR, CNN, MSNBC over the past few years, and spoken in openly partisan fashion.— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) December 17, 2019