Daily Mail can’t notice a joke in the mention of a “Fascism Forever Club” in the high school yearbook from Supreme Court Justice Gorsuch’s Jesuit school

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Feb. 1Fascist Club

The Claim: Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Neil Gorsuch, founded and presided over a group in high school called the “Fascism Forever Club.”

The SourceThe Daily Mail.

The Facts: Gorsuch did no such thing. His claim in his senior yearbook to have created and presided over such a club during his four years at Georgetown Prep was just a gag, a bit of self-deferential humor regarding his conservatism and his frequent back-and-forths with his left-leaning teachers.

The whole thing was “a total joke,” Steve Ochs, who teaches history at the elite high school, told America Magazine.

“There was no club at a Jesuit school about young fascists,” added Ochs, who served as student government advisor when Gorsuch was a junior and senior. “The students would create fictitious clubs; they would have fictitious activities. They were all inside jokes on their senior pages.”

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