President Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Isn't a Fan of His Tweets

February 8th 2017

Nicole Levin

Count Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch among the critics of Donald Trump's harsh statements about the federal judge who temporarily halted his controversial travel ban.

According to a CNN report, Gorsuch said that Trump's tweets about federal Judge James Robart, who ruled against Trump's executive order banning immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries, were "demoralizing."


Gorsuch's comments about the demoralizing nature of Trump's comments, which were confirmed by aid Ron Bonjean, reportedly came during a meeting with Connecticut's Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal. The report adds that Gorsuch then told Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer that an attack on one judge should be considered an attack on the entire judiciary.

Gorsuch has been heralded by Trump and his supporters as a staunchly conservative jurist in the the same vein as deceased Justice Antonin Scalia.

His willingness to criticize the president, even privately, has already raised concerns among conservatives ...

... and skepticism among liberals, who speculated that he went public with his critiques to make himself seem more moderate.

Democrats have already stated their intention to fight Gorsuch's nomination, with Schumer saying that unless the judge was able to win over some Democratic senators, he would use the filibuster to block his confirmation.