Will Trump rescind his nomination of Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court?
I ask the question because Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch Calls Trump’s Comments on Judiciary ‘Demoralizing’.
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on Wednesday called President Donald Trump’s recent attacks on the judiciary “demoralizing and disheartening” in a closed-door meeting with Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D., Conn.), the senator said.
The remarks were confirmed by the team charged with ensuring the judge’s confirmation.
Mr. Blumenthal, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the former Connecticut attorney general, said he asked Judge Gorsuch to respond to Mr. Trump’s recent outbursts after a federal judge temporarily blocked his executive order to suspend entry of travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries out of national security concerns.
The White House referred a request for comment back to the confirmation team.
“He said [the attacks] were demoralizing and disheartening—those were his words,” Sen. Blumenthal told reporters in a conference call. “I believe he has an obligation to make his views known more explicitly and unequivocally to the American people.”
Will Trump now renounce his own pick?
Hardly anything would be a surprise at this point.
Mike “Mish” Shedlock