Thursday, February 9, 2017

Neil Gorsuch says Trump's attacks on judges are disheartening



CBS News 


Note An earlier version of this story said that during a meeting with Sen. Richard Blumenthal Wednesday, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch had called the president’s remarks about the judiciary “disheartening and abhorrent.” Further reporting by CBS News’ Margaret Brennan indicated that it was Blumenthal who used these words, and Gorsuch reportedly agreed that it was disheartening, though he did not use the word “abhorrent.”

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch was reportedly critical of President Donald Trump’s recent attacks on the judiciary during a meeting with a Democratic senator Wednesday.

CBS News’ Margaret Brennan confirmed that Gorsuch, whom Mr. Trump nominated to fill the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court, discussed the president’s sustained attacks on the federal court system in his meeting with Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut).

A source on the Supreme Court nomination team said the two talked about Mr. Trump’s recent attacks on the judiciary. Blumenthal feels disheartened by what the president has said about several judges, and thinks the attacks are abhorrent. Gorsuch reportedly agreed that it was disheartening and said it was“demoralizing.” CNN and the Hill first reported the remarks.

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