Tucker Carlson debated Mac Zilber, a political strategist who believes Judge Neil Gorsuch is likely "pretty far out of the mainstream" of contemporary jurisprudence.

Zilber pointed to comparisons between Gorsuch, President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, and late Justice Antonin Scalia.

"If Gorsuch is a Scalia clone, [then he is] pretty far out of the mainstream," Zilber said on "Tucker Carlson Tonight."

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Zilber said Gorsuch's rulings show a deference to authority, pointing to a case where he ruled against the parents of a young man who was tasered to death by a police officer.

Combining Gorsuch's ruling in that case with what he called Trump's "willingness to flout the Constitution", Zilber said Gorsuch may not be able to be trusted to stand up to the president's authority.

He also took issue with Gorsuch's rulings pertaining to abortion, contraception and campaign finance law, saying the nominee would rule that rich people have a right to "bribe politicians" through high-dollar fundraising.

"Prior to his service in the judiciary [he was] something of a partisan political figure," he said.

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