Published: Wed, December 20, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Gorsuch Basically Wrote a Love Letter to President Trump After SCOTUS Nom

Gorsuch Basically Wrote a Love Letter to President Trump After SCOTUS Nom

"I never even wavered and am very proud of him and the job he is doing as a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court".

Earlier on Tuesday, the Washington Post published a story saying Trump considered rescinding the nomination after Gorsuch met with Sen. The paper cited an anonymous source who claimed that Trump's anger came after Gorsuch commented on the president's criticism of the justice system, calling it "disheartening" and "demoralizing". In response to the news, Trump pushed back.

The Washington Post reported on Monday that Trump had suggested rescinding Gorsuch's nomination after Gorsuch criticized Trump's attacks on the federal judiciary. Gorsuch "is really something very special", Trump told the National Rifle Association in April.

The Post revealed that a transcribed card to say thanks from Gorsuch to Trump in March helped facilitate the president's worries.

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One source told the Post that Trump was concerned Gorsuch would not be "loyal" to him. On the other hand, the idea that we have three branches of government and Supreme Court justices don't work for the president is something they go over in grade school.

In an article featuring the always reliable "people with knowledge of the discussions", The Post reported Tuesday that Trump "angrily" vented to advisers after Gorsuch was critical of the president's criticism of the federal judiciary in private meetings with legislators.

Trump had launched into a series of attacks against federal judges who had ruled to stop his travel ban on Muslim-majority countries during Gorsuch's confirmation process, leaving the Supreme Court nominee to field questions from senators about the comments.

The letter congratulated Trump "on such a great start" and praised the president's address to Congress as "magnificent". "You never know with these guys". "And you were so kind to recognize Mrs. Scalia, remember the justice [Scalia], and mention me". 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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