Although Neil Gorsuch was the President’s pick for Supreme Court, it doesn’t mean he will stay quiet when he thinks Trump is out of line. This is most recently seen when Gorsuch spoke up about Trump’s remarks on Twitter.
Not long ago, Trump took to his favorite social media platform after a federal judge in Seattle blocked Trump’s travel ban. The President used the words “so-called-judge” in the tweet offending several people including Gorsuch.
The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 4, 2017
After learning about the tweet, Gorsuch told US Senator Richard Blumenthal how he felt about the tweet as seen Blumenthal’s statement below:
“He said very specifically that they were demoralizing and disheartening and he characterized them very specifically that way. I said they were more than disheartening and I said to him that he has an obligation to make his views clear to the American people, so they understand how abhorrent or unacceptable President Trump’s attacks on the judiciary are.”
Since Gorsuch has not been elected to the Supreme Court, these statements could cause some interesting conversation during his hearing. I can almost guarantee he will be asked questions about Trump’s tweet. On the other hand, his statement shows he’s not afraid to be independent of the President.
It’s one thing to disagree with a conclusion, but it’s totally different to attack a person for that conclusion. But that has been the M.O. of President Trump, unfortunately. The ruling is still underway according to U.S. Uncut:
“The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to issue a ruling on Judge Robart’s decision by the end of this week. The Trump administration has promised to argue the order’s constitutionality all the way to the Supreme Court, if necessary.”