Trump's Supreme Court Pick Gorsuch "Disheartened, Demoralized" By President's Comments

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On the heels of several public comments and tweets from President Trump with regard the bias and politicization of the judiciary in America, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch told Democratic senator Richard Blumenthal that he found the President's comments "disheartening" and "demoralizing." 

On February 4th, President trump criticized a federal judge who blocked his travel ban as a "so-called judge." On Wednesday, the president argued that his power to limit immigration shouldn’t be challenged in courts.


"The courts seem to be so political, and it would be so great for our justice system if they would be able to read a statement and do what’s right, and that has got to do with the security of our country, which is so important," Trump told a conference of police chiefs and sheriffs in Washington.

And now, Bloomberg reports that Senator Blumenthal of Connecticut told reporters about Gorsuch’s comments after meeting privately Wednesday with Trump’s first U.S. high court nominee.  

"He certainly expressed to me that he is disheartened by demoralizing, abhorrent comments made by President Trump about the judiciary," Blumenthal said at the Capitol.


"But I will be asking for more specific and forthcoming comments to those kinds of questions before I determine how I will vote.”

Additionally, CNN provided further color on Blumethal's conversation with Gorsuch.

Blumenthal, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he brought up examples of Trump's recent rhetoric, including the tweets and the President's criticism of the federal court Wednesday morning before law enforcement officials.


That's when Gorsuch expressed disappointment in Trump's comments, Blumenthal said. "He didn't disagree with me on that point."


"I said to him if a litigant before your court -- and the President of the United States is in fact a litigant right now in the immigration ban cases -- said what President Trump said, you would hold him in contempt of court," Blumenthal said, adding that Gorsuch did not give a response to that comment.


"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."

Finally, Ron Bonjean, who is leading communications for Gorsuch during the confirmation process, confirmed Gorsuch called Trump's tweet about the "so-called judge" "disheartening" and "demoralizing" in his conversation with Blumenthal.

It's going to be tough for President Trump to swallow that from "the perfect nominee"... especially if/when the 9th Circuit Court rules against his appeal.

Instead of this...


The response among some prominent conservatives such as  Laura Ingraham suggests that a major fissure may be developing between Trump and his SCOTUS nominee.


Perhaps suggesting Gorsuch is not the friend of the Trumpist-friendly originalists they had hoped for.


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wren's picture

Well if your counterparts weren't worthless pieces of shit legislating from behind the bench, there wouldn't be demoralizing now would there? Maybe they should rule on the law rather than deciding cases based on their opinions.

Manthong's picture

..that says it all.

AllTimeWhys's picture

"A democrat says..."


"CNN says..."


Pardon me for being skeptical here...

beemasters's picture

One surest way to secure the nation is to stop meddling and being pawn to Israel's wars in the Middle East. Bring the troops home to protect the borders instead.

Billy the Poet's picture

He calls 'em as he sees 'em and ain't afraid to say so. More proof that Gorsuch was the right choice.

Escrava Isaura's picture

"Who is this judge? Do you want to give his name? We'll destroy his career..."


nuubee's picture

Why won't people say the obvious, that Trump's order was entirely lawful and these judges are literally re-writing the law from the bench. Fuck it if this judge doesn't have the guts to say this, pull him from consideration.


Escrava Isaura's picture


As Aristotle said, "Law is order, good law is good order." Laws help keep things consistent, predictable, and can’t favor one person over the other. And the law should not be changed by executive orders but, by Congress.






Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

Sure, dickmunch, didnt see you commeting this during the White Housenigger's reign.  Fuck you all.  Tally.

Pinto Currency's picture

Democrat Blumenthal caught up in? :

Arrests Imminent In PizzaGate Scandal

Schumer's crying, Blumenthal's leaking, Pelosi and Waters are totally spinning-out. Something's up.

Whoa Dammit's picture

Gorsuch is coming off like another Roberts type judge. We don't need that!

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

Blumenthal is a filthy Jew and a smelly cunt of the first rank. I wouldn't believe a single word he says about anything. Let's wait to hear these words straight from the nominee's mouth before we pass judgment.

loveyajimbo's picture

I agree, Blumen-idiot is probably, like 99% of heeb democraps... a liar.  If the judge says it's true, however, he should withdraw from consideration and fuck him.  Put in Pryor of AL...  that said, Trump needs to tone it down a little on the "so called" stuff and the endless reactionary tweets.  Guy will not take his advisor's advice.

Now, ban ALL muslims and deport the ones that are here now.  Send them out with the illegal beaners.

Luc X. Ifer's picture

I smell GOP lords are working hard to debark Trump ASAP and replace him with a servile conforming to the deep state marionette

Pinch's picture


Please don't lose faith in the Orange Jesus. This site would be so much less amusing without the Trumpdrones.

Bubba Rum Das's picture

thumbs down on basic principle for being an asshole.

stocker84's picture

Orange Jesus..
Good one.

Meanwhile, he's your president.... No matter how many times you chant, "he's not my president.", he is your president. No matter how much money Soros pays you to post here, he's your president.

And all you can do about it is bitch and moan whilst you think that your posts are effective.

Did i mention he is your president?
The highest office in the land. Used to be the highest office in the world until our last president bowed and kissed all that ass around the globe.

At any rate, rest assured that the next four years belong to us and Soros can rent a monkey like you, but Donald J. Trump will still be your president.


Oliver Klozoff's picture

If blumenturd is speaking the truth then gorsuch tipped his hand and Trump has to admit his mistake and pull his nomination.

I watched it on the TV and gorsuch's wife looked like she just walked into a fart cloud. Not happy with all the limelight or Trump?

iinthesky's picture

Agree with that -- These people are so oppositional that any SCOTUS nominee is going to have to pander to these pricks till they get the nomination. I'd say you can't take any of this at face value.

ReZn8r's picture

I had a feeling this guy was going to suck. These fucking lawyers all stick together.

Stuck on Zero's picture

Au contraire. Gorsuch and Trump both know that he's more likely to get his appointment if he shows independence from politics. Very well played.

Chris Dakota's picture

The court is obsolete.

Just program a computer with the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Bring your case to the computer.

end of story.

I had another good idea today for anyone who is techie

how about an app for skilled labor that you can upload your info and get alerts or called.

maybe it exists but I think it should.

robobbob's picture

I guess you missed those stories about the self learning AI's who started forming opinions that were anti-PC

they were shut down for "reprogramming"

you know exactly who will be doing the work, and exactly the type of "right-thinking" ideas they will put in there to make sure such independant thoughts dont happen again. "1984" could only dream of such re education efficiency.

you really think its a good idea to let justice be served by a machine that has microsoft, google, facehat, nsa et el up to their elbows involved in building and "monitoring" such a system? i hear the face/reddit/goog have got some great algorithms for weeding out unwanted noise.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) robobbob Feb 8, 2017 10:04 PM

Don't see how it can be worse.

Lets face it, every Harvard Law grad has been liberal brainwashed.

The entire law profession is filled with victimhood which is what liberalism is all about.

you get paid if you are the bigger victim.

i'll take the machine at this point, it's going there anyway.

Oliver Klozoff's picture

If Tay is any example, it would be hanging muzzies instead of deporting them.

Peak Bull's picture

Those that control the software programs will want to thank you for giving them blanket, anonymous power over the people.

Al Gophilia's picture

If what the post says is true, then Trump should dump him like a bag of flaming dog shit and go with the guy who he should have picked in the first place; Trey Gowdy.

Trump should have picked men and women who are not so beholden to the old boys club at the top and molded them to suit his remarks at the inauguration; "This is not a change of government where the power is handed off from the old team to an incoming team from the same pool. No, this is a handover of government back to The People". Not verbatim but essentially what he said. That being the case, why is he surrounding himself with war hawks and Government Sachs agents? 

Don me boy, go get your grass roots supporters and surround yourself with them. They are all Constitutionalists and I'm sure you would gain in standing from both sides of politics if you did.

Chris Dakota's picture

I read this by a NYC cabbie.

"I picked up this fare, he was dressed real nice and was maybe in his early 40s. I started to talk to him like I do all my fares. He said he owned a private security company. He had been in Special Forces in Iraq, then when he left the service was providing executive security in Iraq. Now he provides executive security in the USA. We talked about all the trouble politically and economically in the US today. He said that we are heading towards civil war and once it gets going you will have breakaway regions, like the gulf coast. Then you have military bases within that area, now you have arms and an army. But really if you put the special forces to work, and on one day they execute about 100 people in business, government, finance you can avoid the deaths of millions of people. What would you choose?"

He got out of my cab, paid and walked across Rockefeller Square. He didn't look back.

I think I read this about 5 yrs ago and I think it is to late for that simple solution.

I think if America is to survive half the poplulation has to go, the division is too great and the left too commited to globalism which is the desruction of the Republic.

ReZn8r's picture

In 5 years that number is probably about 1000. Send this guy to disappear these 1000 and everything will keep on rockin on.

The Gun Is Good's picture

I've thought the same thing for some years now (but + or - on that number). We'll never stand a chance against the armored goons and armies of domestic terrorist police, NORTHCOM domestic suppression ops, drones, existing surveillance technology, etc. (whatever they would deploy against us in the case of meaningful protests or a revolt) combined with the controls already in place: including the finance-crippling IRS, a corrupt corporatocratic judicial system, RICO, asset seizure, etc.

An acute cancer corrupts the system, and it must be cut out, plain and simple. The cancer = corrupt individuals (so-called "elites" and their minions) across different sectors, both inside and outside of government. Remove them and their influence and things can truly improve.

Of course I wish some special forces folks would do it, but I think it may more realistically be up to individual patriots. At least most of the targets are clear, and this is the real blessing in disguise here....

GoingBig's picture

Yeah, when the racist comments fly we can see who you truly are.

nmewn's picture

I wonder what Aristotle would have said about bailing out banks, GM, ObamaCare and giving away billions to cronies? ;-)

Escrava Isaura's picture

nmewn: I wonder what Aristotle would have said about bailing out banks, GM, ObamaCare and giving away billions to cronies?

There are different cronyism. Some have good intentions. Some are real bad. But it is what it is.

GM: Shot in the arm so it won’t fold.

Obamacare: Subsidy/employment to the healthcare industry.

Defense: Subsidy/employment to the high tech industry.

Bailing out the banks: Because Wall Street has Americans by their balls, meaning, they issue 97% of the capital to keep capitalism going.  


nmewn's picture

"Some have good intentions."

I'm not sure about that at all.

And besides, these are supposed to be the best & brightest among us, how is it they always fail?

Escrava Isaura's picture

these are supposed to be the best & brightest among us, how is it they always fail?

They are not failing. The system is. But the brightest still doing way above everyone else.

Let me try this: Every industrialized nation, I mean, Japan, South Korea, England, France, US, Canada, Germany, and so on and so forth are heavily managed by private power and government. These two decide where the decisions are made about what’s produced, how much is produced, what’s consumed, where investment takes place, who has jobs, who controls the resources, and so on and so forth.

These two, private power and government, in the US case, also understand that they have to go outside of their borders, because a nation by itself has limited resources to grow, meaning, the pie is not big for everyone. Brazil is a good example of this type of “pie” inequality.

The problem for the “brightest among us” is that they cannot make the US pie big enough for everyone else. And they don’t have an answer for that, because that would involve sharing “their bigger part of the pie” with the rest of America. And they won’t, willingly, do that.   

So, the disenfranchised part of the population are mad, and rightly so.


nmewn's picture

So, by "private power and government" I'm supposed to let Solyndra & Barack Obama off the hook and you let Odebrecht & Dilma Rouseff off the hook, a sorta catch & release? 

I'm sorry, my mind doesn't work like that.

Bobrsta's picture

The answer is get oligarchs out of it. We don't need to divvy up the pie differently, but others need to learn bake pies too.

Al Gophilia's picture

I haven't followed your posts much to know what you stand for but in a past life, you must have really pissed some people off to get dumped on for posting a statement (two actually) that make a lot of conservative sense. What you said is true from any angle. Always has been and always will be. The first priority and objective of consolidated capital is to purchase the loyalty of government. In its current form they have stolen capital from producers via the financialists and counterfeiters.

Fucked if I know what you said that got you so many down votes, unless the philosophy of the ZH members has unfortunately changed.

Escrava Isaura's picture

What some Hedgers haven’t realized yet, in my opinion, is that conservative and liberal core believe having being hijacked.

The true conservative is pro small business owners, professionals, factory workers, farmers, and African Americans. The Republican Party (banks/corporations) hijacked the conservatives by bringing religion (obedience/conformity to power structures) and right wings (libertarians) that shifted conservatism way to the right, meaning, no compromises, protectionisms, and do as told.   

The liberals are pro government and very distrustful of business. However, it got hijacked by high-education, meaning, hijacked by neoliberal principles that the market knows best. Also, the liberals are very class oriented, meaning, liberals don’t despise what the uneducated class/craftsmen produces, but, who they are. That’s why liberals identify with foreigners more than the conservatives that favor theirs.

The true conservative and true liberal can work together, but if either one moves to their extremes, compromise/cooperation become impossible. The core difference between the true conservative and true liberal, because both don’t trust the system, economically and politically speaking, is that the liberals welcome changes and the conservatives question most of those changes, because they don’t feel they are necessary.

By the way, I consider myself a liberal, so my biases flows that way, I am afraid to say. Anyway, especially after started blogging, that helped me a lot to developed these skills, I try to look at our problems not emotionally and/or rhetorically, but analytically, meaning, stop reading the propaganda and research the issue before issuing opinions.

I know, most people don’t have the time to do analytical so, they rely on the propaganda. 


Ink Pusher's picture

One serious FLAW evaded you.

Without Liberals, immigration would have been halted.

Therefore : Immigrants do NOT generally tend to support conservatism.

Even, the uneducated have no problem grasping this reality.

Partisanship is a direct affront to any true hope of an actual democracy being physically realized.

Partisanship is a tool which is used to create political secular division.

Let me simplify:

Either you are an American or you are not an American.

You can be either Patriotic or Un-Patriotic.

The moment you chose the identity of a Partisan, you became UN-PATRIOTIC.

You cannot be a true patriot and a partisan simultaneously, it is not possible unless you start a political party with a motto that reads as follows:  Tristibus Potentia Duplicitas

chubakka's picture

The "system" is run by people and it fails because those PEOPLE running it are currupt immoral and failures themselves.  

Mr Kurtz's picture

They are the best and brightest...they just ain't workin' for us proles.

BarkingCat's picture

Go back to Brazil.  It already has the sort of a system that you desire.

I came to the US and am horrified seeing it turn into a socialist shit hole that I left behind.

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

This current scheme isnt capitalism.  NOT.  EVEN.  CLOSE.

TheEndIsNear's picture

"Some have good intentions."

The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.

lie_to_me's picture

Obamacare had no good intentions. Designed to destroy U.S. healthcare. Crony capitalism to "Big Pharma", the AMA , AARP and others. Government picked the winners. The losers - the American people.