Trump denies report about rescinding Gorsuch nomination

Consequently, Trump was "tempted to pull Gorsuch's nomination", saying plenty of other judges would want the job.

That should have been enough of a clue that this was all part of a political strategy, and according to the Post, advisers told Trump that Gorsuch needed to demonstrate his independence from the president to secure enough votes in the Senate. Richard Blumenthal that Trump's attacks on the federal judiciary were "disheartening" and "demoralizing," Trump reportedly had an outburst expressing concerns that Gorsuch was insufficiently grateful for the appointment and would not be "loyal".

The White House pushed back on The Post's report on Monday, calling Gorsuch's nomination one of Trump's most significant early accomplishments.

"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". In conclusion, the commander in chief added, "The unnamed sources don't exist!"

But The Post is sticking to its guns, claiming the account "is based on interviews with 11 people familiar with the episode".

The letter congratulated Trump "on such a great start" and praised the president's address to Congress as "magnificent". "And you were so kind to recognize Mrs. Scalia, remember the justice [Scalia], and mention me".

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"My young little girls were cheering the TV!" he included.

He as confirmed by the Senate 54 to 45 in April and has a consistently conservative outlook similar to the justice he replaced, Antonin Scalia.

White House assistants debated the Post's announcing in on-the-record remarks, however administrative undertakings executive Marc Short recognized there was "disappointment" amid the affirmation procedure. Sometimes, as with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Trump has a very reasonable expectation of loyalty. And these conflicts have provided or cast a shadow over some of the defining moments of his presidency.

The Washington Post reported on Monday that Trump had suggested rescinding Gorsuch's nomination after Gorsuch criticized Trump's attacks on the federal judiciary. All three work for federal law enforcement, where their loyalty is to the law, and that has created clear conflicts with Trump because of the Russian Federation investigation. Trump called on Weigel to be fired.

Top congressional Republicans were reportedly so concerned that they pressed Trump to allow Gorsuch to continue the confirmation process.

  • Adam Floyd