Trump reportedly considered withdrawing Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination


"I never at any point faltered and am extremely glad for him and the activity he is doing as a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court".

The president did not take kindly to this, and called the newspaper "FAKE NEWS".

Gorsuch incurred the president's wrath after he told Democratic Connecticut Sen. WaPo reported earlier in the day that Trump felt as though Gorsuch would not be loyal to him, and that he considered replacing him with another justice.

Trump, sources told the DC paper, anxious that Gorsuch would not be sufficiently "loyal" to him.

Even some of the president's conservative detractors, so-called "Never Trumpers", lauded him for nominating Gorsuch to sit on the highest court in the land. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) in a meeting that he believed Trump's attacks on the judicial system were "disheartening" and "demoralizing".

Trump was reportedly upset by comments Gorsuch made defending the judiciary
Trump was reportedly upset by comments Gorsuch made defending the judiciary

As a Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has already swayed the Court further to the right, in rulings, in cases accepted, and in cases denied.

"As head of legislative affairs, our team was in charge of his nomination, and never did I view his nomination in jeopardy, nor did the president ever suggest to me that he wanted to pull him", Short said. On Twitter he accused Blumenthal (and thus Bonjean) of lying about what Gorsuch said, and attacked the senator for misrepresenting his Vietnam service years ago. "And you were so kind to recognize Mrs. Scalia, remember the justice [Scalia], and mention me".

The Post described a meeting with top Republican leaders in which it said Trump assailed Gorsuch and said, "He's probably going to end up being a liberal like the rest of them". "My teenage daughters were cheering the TV!" "The president's nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch was among his first and most important accomplishments during his first year in office, and delivered on a major campaign promise", the White House spokesman Raj Shah said in a statement to The Post.

The Senate later confirmed Gorsuch on a vote of 54 to 45. But where this has really blown up is when the Trump appointee is in a position in which loyalty to the chief executive isn't really in the job description.

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