Gorsuch spokesman denies that 'demoralizing' remark was about Trump
00:38, Feb 14, 2017
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General commentary on the nomination comes from Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.), who argues in The Hill that Gorsuch's "thoughtfulness and his principles" make him well suited for a seat on the court.
Richard Blumenthal, the Connecticut Democrat who went public with what Gorsuch had told him.
Trump is not the first president to object to court decisions or to opine about how a court should rule, said Paul Collins, a political science professor at the University of MA at Amherst.
Ohio Senator Rob Portman had the chance to meet Gorsuch and says that he was impressed by his way of doing things, something that Americans might want.
Gorsuch likely faces a hard confirmation hearing in the Senate, as Democrats are still reeling from Republicans' decision not to give former President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaTrump admin withdraws request to limit ban on Obama-era transgender policy Gorsuch submits questionnaire for Supreme Court nomination Trump-McCain feud takes new turn MORE's nominee Merrick Garland a hearing or vote past year. Ben Sasse has also come out and said that Gorsuch made similar comments in their one-on-one meeting. But as nearly every judge in the country lines up in defiance to Trump's posturing, and in fact begins to resist it for its own sake, it becomes ever harder for Neil Gorsuch to avoid wading in to this fight. "The country would benefit from his being confirmed to the Supreme Court". "There were numerous White House staffers in the room, and he's made the same comment, as you just heard, to a number of my colleagues in their private conversation". Judge Neil M. Gorsuch now finds himself caught between Democratic senators who demand that he denounce Trump's attacks on his fellow judges and a president who is notoriously intolerant of what he considers disloyalty.
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"Any attack on brothers or sisters of the robe is an attack on all judges", Sasse said Gorsuch told him.
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A federal judge in Seattle, James Robart, last Friday put on hold Trump's January 27 executive order that temporarily barred entry to the United States by people from seven Muslim-majority countries and by all refugees. The order also halted the flow of refugees for 120 days. Trump, in a tweet, referred to the Seattle-based district justice, James Robart, as a "so-called" judge.
Now, a three-judge panel in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is currently deliberating on whether Trump's executive order should be allowed to continue.
The notion that Mr. Schumer and other Democrats are interested in preserving the judicial independence established in our Constitution is risible.
Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., said he talked Thursday with President Donald Trump about his legislative efforts to curtail the outsourcing of American jobs. The Democratic senator wrote that he repeatedly asked Gorsuch about his views on several landmark court cases during their meeting but that the judge refused to answer the questions.
Blumenthal misrepresented his career and claimed he had served in Vietnam before confessing to reporters in 2010 that he had "misspoken".
In his speech, Trump sought to link his comments about the court battle over his executive order to the law enforcement community in attendance.
But Trump was right about Blumenthal, who, like Trump, received five deferments to avoid serving in Vietnam.
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