Less than two weeks into his presidency, Donald Trump has fulfilled his campaign promise to nominate a conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice. The conversation surrounding Judge Neil M. Gorsuch was deafening before, during and long after the announcement on primetime TV on Tuesday night.
At 49, Gorsuch, based in his home state of Colorado, is the youngest person to be nominated for the Supreme Court in 25 years. Much of the reaction surrounds the fact that Republicans, as the New York Times writes, "refused to even consider—much less support" Barack Obama's 2016 nominee, Judge Merrick B. Garland.
Here's how actors, directors, comedians and more celebrities reacted to Trump's SCOTUS nomination:
Rare photo of me in the middle of Times Square in 2018 after the president turns the entire planet into a wasteland. pic.twitter.com/c6zXuWyXeC— Matt McGorry (@MattMcGorry) February 1, 2017
Gorsuch's view that police officers have immunity and cannot be sued for violence against citizens is dangerous and wrong.— shannonwoodward (@shannonwoodward) February 1, 2017
Religious based discrimination and abortion foes just got a boost. https://t.co/Gdj4HIdm6w— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) February 1, 2017
With all due respect for the two Justices, Merrick Garland should have at least had a hearing pic.twitter.com/WrkgIKmdjW— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) February 1, 2017
Trump has selected Judge Neil Gorsuch for his Supreme Court nominee. He celebrated by eating Merrick Garland’s heart.— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) February 1, 2017
You are so fucking embarrassing my God. https://t.co/NAUbjNrD7J— billy eichner (@billyeichner) February 1, 2017
Gorsuch is extremely anti-LGBTQ and this is a #StolenSeat that belonged to Merrick Garland.— billy eichner (@billyeichner) February 1, 2017
Our current government is just...terrifying. These people have GOTTA know they come down on the wrong side of history in a big way, right?— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) February 1, 2017
Why is "Gorsuch" trending? Why the sudden interest in my D&D demi-liche necromancer character?— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 1, 2017
Watch Third Eye Blind, Sir the Baptist, State Champs, Mutemath and more tell Fuse their thoughts about Donald Trump becoming America's president: