Trump Disputes Record Of Supreme Court Nominee Comments

Cheryl Sanders
February 11, 2017

The conversation sparked a war of words between Blumenthal and Trump, who said Gorsuch's words were taken out of context.

"Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who never fought in Vietnam when he said for years he had (major lie), now misrepresents what Judge Gorsuch told him?"

The background is that, over the past week, Trump has tweeted repeated harsh criticism against Judge James Robart of Washington state for freezing his executive order blocking refugees and nationals of seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the USA, and has criticized the court system more generally.

The attack on an undecided Democrat on the Judiciary Committee won't make the White House's job any easier as it searches for Democratic votes to confirm Neil Gorsuch, who met with Blumenthal on Wednesday.

The report said top Democrats on the Judiciary Committee, Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Dick Durbin of IL, want to question Gorsuch more about his involvement.

Some Republicans agree and expressed frustration over the president's remarks about the federal judiciary.

"There was talk after the election that Trump might be a president who Democrats could work with, at least on certain issues like infrastructure".

"He's very proud of the selection he's made", Spicer said, who noted Gorsuch was not commenting on "any specific matter".

Trump turned his ire on Blumenthal early Thursday, referring to a seven-year-old controversy surrounding the senator's military record.

Trump on February 4 criticized a federal judge who blocked his travel ban as a "so-called judge".

"I hate shopping, and I'm going to go get some myself today", the counselor to the President told the hosts of "Fox and Friends". Not only saying the comments senator Blumenthal said were distorting what the Supreme court nominee had to say. The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post all led with Gorsuch's comments yesterday, and there have been endless segments on CNN and MSNBC.

Even as drama unfolded at the White House, Gorsuch himself, a mild-mannered Denver-based appellate judge, continued to traverse the corridors of the Senate office buildings across from the Capitol, paying courtesy calls to senators while ignoring reporters' questions.

"I do find it ironic that you've got some executives all over the internet bragging about what they've done to her and her line, and yet they're using the most prominent woman in Donald Trump".

"I want to talk to him first about making sure we stand up for American workers, that we keep jobs here in the United States", Donnelly said.

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