REPORT: Trump Nearly Revoked Supreme Court Nomination Of Neil Gorsuch Over “Disloyal” Comments

The Washington Post reports:

For nearly eight months, President Trump has boasted that appointing Neil M. Gorsuch to the Supreme Court ranks high among his signature achievements.

But earlier this year, Trump talked about rescinding Gorsuch’s nomination, venting angrily to advisers after his Supreme Court pick was critical of the president’s escalating attacks on the federal judiciary in private meetings with legislators.

Trump, according to several people with knowledge of the discussions, was upset that Gorsuch had pointedly distanced himself from the president in a private February meeting with Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), telling the senator he found Trump’s repeated attacks on the federal judiciary “disheartening” and “demoralizing.”

According to the Post’s sources, Trump told aides that he knew plenty of other judges that would want the job.

  • Stogiebear

    Sounds like Gorsuch didn’t want to go along with the beatings continuing until morale improved. Bless his heart.

  • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

    How much longer till Twittler starts showing up in pseudo military drag? He clearly wants to be emperor and not be bothered with the mundane and dreary tasks of actually providing fair and competent governance.

  • Ninja0980

    IMO, this is an article to show Gorsuch isn’t a bought and paid for right wing hack posing as a judge when he sure as hell is.

    • Gustav2

      It shows Gorsuch doesn’t believe Trump is a real conservative or a real Republican and just a sleaze.

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    • Miji

      Whether or not that’s the writers’ intent, that’s certainly the way Gorsuch supporters will spin it. After all the horrible things that Trump has done, this theft of a SCOTUS seat still pisses me off about the most. I’ve committed myself to never using “Justice” and “Gorsuch” together. It will be just Gorsuch with no title if I need to be specific and when referring to him collectively with the other justices in a situation where just his last name would normally be used, it’s just “Stolen Seat”. ( Roberts, Alito, Thomas, Kennedy, Stolen Seat in the majority, Ginsburg, Breyer, Kagan, Sotomayor dissenting)

      • Tom

        Which is why DC’s airport IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE NATIONAL Airport.

      • Steven Jaeger

        Just as I describe the man occupying the oval office as the squatter in chief

  • gaycuckhubby

    That’s what happens when you have no principles and no conviction. You waver on any decision you make.
    Trump is a deeply ammoral person with zero depth

    • Christopher

      “Trump is a deeply amoral person with zero depth.”

      This is why he drinks water like an infant. He’s terrified that he’ll drown.

      • William

        Have any doctors weighed in on his drinking technique?
        It looks odd.

        • pj

          its all odd kitten.

    • JCF

      Probably abused, sociopath (from nature/nurture, or both)…compounded by dementia.

  • gaycuckhubby

    I guess the best we can hope for is that he turns out like Kennedy.
    Lots of bad decisions with a couple gems thrown in

    • Kruhn


      • gaycuckhubby

        Not holding my breathe. Now lets get a Dem in office before Kennedy and RBG hang up their robes!

        • JackFknTwist

          That should be everyone’s ambition.
          For that we need to take the senate and impeach Trump/turd and Pence.

    • Ninja0980

      All indications are that he will be the next most conservative justice after Thomas.

      • Reality.Bites

        But unlike Trump, not an idiot

  • BeaverTales

    Loyalty over qualifications.

    Nepotism used to be illegal in Government, but now it’s becoming a rule. Rebellion against a hereditary ruling class was how the US was born. We didn’t want royalty and yet we made this bum into a king. At least he thinks that’s what he is.

  • netxtown

    so he had another tissy-fit. fuck him.

  • Gustav2
  • Tawreos

    Self-indulged egotistical toddler acts like one. Film at 11

  • hdtex
  • greenmanTN

    “Wah!!! I appointed him to the Supreme Court and he didn’t even give me a rusty trombone!”

    (Gorsuch is still a POS)

    • JCF

      Wow, THAT is what a “rusty trombone” is? [I do/did love my ignorance sometimes… :-X]

  • sadoldguy

    Back in the olden days, that would show that trump is unfit for office.

  • Christopher

    He just can not get over the fact that most of this country will NEVER bow to him.

    He’s a petulant, wannabe dictator, whose greatest achievement to date is defying the laws of nature with that hair of his.

  • Halou

    A judicial nominee who cares more about the judiciary than they do the thoughts and opinions of a criminal try-hard tyrant to be.

    Shame it only lasted the length of one conversation before “normalcy” was restored.

  • M Jackson

    Choosing judicial nominees is about as important as choosing who to order from on Grubhub at 2AM.

  • JWC

    the infamous eggshell ego of trump

    • Steven Jaeger

      Eggshell of a ddt imbibing chicken.

  • JCF

    Whenever ANYONE swears to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States”, all Drumpf hears is “Drumpf”.