Justice Neil Gorsuch said ‘Merry Christmas’ on television and people are going crazy

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch set off a minor social media frenzy Tuesday after appearing on “Fox and Friends” and wishing host Ainsley Earhardt “Merry Christmas” during an interview promoting his book.

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.”

GOP Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina circulated a digital Christmas card for Gorsuch as criticism mounted, and accused Democrats of an unfair smear.

Other commentators suggested the program was an inappropriate venue for a Supreme Court justice. “Fox and Friends” is said to be a staple of the president’s media diet, and generally keeps a pro-Trump editorial line. Gorsuch has given numerous interviews to promote his book “A Republic, If You Can Keep It,” which appeared in September. The book is a collection of judicial writings, essays, and autobiographical details.

The U.S. Judicial Code provides that judges must avoid all appearances of impropriety, and should “expect to be the subject of constant public scrutiny and accept freely and willingly restrictions that might be viewed as burdensome by the ordinary citizen.” However, the code does not formally bind Supreme Court justices.

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3 thoughts on “Justice Neil Gorsuch said ‘Merry Christmas’ on television and people are going crazy

  1. When someone says Happy Holidays to me I always say MERRY CHRISTMAS back. More
    times then not they end up saying Merry Christmas back…. If your offended tuff scat ’cause
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  2. Justice Neil Gorsuch said ‘Merry Christmas’ on television and people are going crazy,
    you just have to love it when the looney Left loses it……….

    Liberals what a pack of idiots, just read these tweets, and this is an issue for these feeble
    minded souls………….pathetic !!

    Thank you, Justice Gorsuch, and have a ” MERRY CHRISTMAS “

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