According to the liberal media and Hollywood, the president’s new Supreme Court pick can be defined as “anti-choice” and “mentally unbalanced.”
Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. While he has written against assisted suicide and sided with Hobby Lobby and the Little Sisters of the Poor as they challenged Obamacare’s contraception mandate, the judge has never decided an abortion case. But that was still enough for the liberal media (along with some in Hollywood) to attack him on Twitter.
As a politics writer for Salon, Amanda Marcotte took to Twitter to bash the president’s pick.
“Headline writers are disappointing me,” she began. “Not a one notices that Gorsuch’s legal philosophy can be boiled down to “grab ‘em by the pussy”.
Headline writers are disappointing me. Not a one notices that Gorsuch’s legal philosophy can be boiled down to “grab ‘em by the pussy”.— Amanda Marcotte (@AmandaMarcotte) February 1, 2017
In another tweet, she found him an “illegitimate pick” and a “vile person.”
My take on the (BLANK) things you should know about Gorsuch piece: 1) He is an illegitimate pick and a vile person. 2) Repeat to word count.— Amanda Marcotte (@AmandaMarcotte) February 1, 2017
Rolling Stone opinion writer Jesse Berney crassly asked for someone to tell the judge that “abortion is actually good.”
If anyone knows Neil Gorsuch can you get a message to him that I said abortion is actually good? Thanks.— Jesse Berney (@jesseberney) February 1, 2017
Anna Fitzpatrick, a Toronto-based writer published by outlets including the New Yorker and Rolling Stone, took the opportunity to call him “anti-choice.”
oh he's anti-choice, what a surprise— Anna Fitzpatrick (@bananafitz) February 1, 2017
Huffington Post video journalist Alex Berg did the same while reference the judge’s daughters and added, “Now women's rights hang in the balance.”
My heart skipped a beat when #NeilGorsuch mentioned daughters. He's anti-choice all the way. Now women's rights hang in the balance. #SCOTUS— Alex Berg (@AlexfromPhilly) February 1, 2017
Joining in, Rewire immigration reporter Tina Vasquez lamented over the “anti-choice” judge’s youth – implying that, once appointed, he wouldn’t leave anytime soon.
So, Gorsuch is 49. That's an anti-choice judge for a lot of years.— Tina Vasquez (@TheTinaVasquez) February 1, 2017
International Business Times reporter Jason Le Miere similarly tweeted, “Can you imagine still having an anti-abortion justice on the court in 2050, more than 75 years after Row v. Wade? [sic]”
Can you imagine still having an anti-abortion justice on the court in 2050, more than 75 years after Row v. Wade? https://t.co/W9i4Cp0Ju0— Jason Le Miere (@JasonLeMiere) February 1, 2017
Actress and writer Clementine Ford followed suit with the adjective “anti-abortion.”
You mean "anti-abortion" justice. https://t.co/3xOHt5aOB8— clementine ford (@clementinesford) February 1, 2017
A sex and relationships editor for Cosmopolitan, Hayley MacMillen worried that the judge’s record would “chip away” at “abortion access.”
Conservative legislatures will try anything to chip away at birth control & abortion access piecemeal—Gorsuch's record shows he may let them— Hayley MacMillen (@hlmacmillen) February 1, 2017
As senior writer for art and tech blog Laughing Squid, Lori Dorn told her followers to take action against Judge Gorsuch with Planned Parenthood in the name of “safe abortion.”
Tell the Senate: when it comes to the Supreme Court, #NoRoeNoGo. Stand up for safe and legal abortion: https://t.co/tAkF0HOuKe via @ppact— (((Lori Dorn))) (@HRLori) February 1, 2017
Citing House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Medium editor, Amanda Rosenberg, complained that the judge stood against “women’s rights.”
Gorsuch is against lgbtq rights, women's rights, climate change, wall street regulation. Nancy Pelosi sums it up in this terrifying quote: pic.twitter.com/FB9rTheFrz— Amanda Rosenberg (@AmandaRosenberg) February 1, 2017
Shortly after the nomination, actress and writer Megan Neuringer argued that it was “super crazy dumb” that Christian conservatives oppose abortion when it decimates those with differing ideologies.
super crazy dumb that right wing conservative christians are against abortion when it would decrease the population of the people they hate— Megan Neuringer (@MeganNeuringer) February 1, 2017
Musician Steven Van Zandt declared that anyone against both abortion and contraception must be “mentally unbalanced.”
Only the profoundly mentally unbalanced could be against abortion AND contraception!— Stevie Van Zandt (@StevieVanZandt) February 1, 2017
Tuesday evening, other celebrities used the “#StolenSeat” to tweet their fury over the nomination.