President Trump published a new tweet on Thursday morning that contradicts a spokesman for his Supreme Court nominee.
Trump tweeted: “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 president’s tweet is in reaction to Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s (D-Conn.) comments to reporters on Wednesday.
The Senator said that Judge Neil Gorsuch called Trump’s tweets attacking federal judges “disheartening” and “demoralizing.” Then, later in the day, Sen. Blumenthal doubled down by urging Gorsuch to make his concerns public.
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“Behind closed doors, Judge Gorsuch expressed disappointment with President Trump’s attacks on the judiciary, but a Supreme Court Justice must prove that he has the courage and independence to stand up to a president in public,” Blumenthal said. “I asked Judge Gorsuch to make that statement publicly and he declined.”
A spokesman for Gorsuch later confirmed to CNN that the judge used the terms “disheartening” and “demoralizing” to describe Trump’s tweets during his meeting with Blumenthal.
Sen.Richard Blumenthal, who never fought in Vietnam when he said for years he had (major lie),now misrepresents what Judge Gorsuch told him?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2017
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