Trump says Gorsuch was 'misrepresented'

  • Trump says Gorsuch was 'misrepresented'

Trump says Gorsuch was 'misrepresented'

Spicer: Trump has "no regrets" over criticism of judges Trump doubles down on Blumenthal attacks MORE (D-Conn.) to discuss his nomination to the Surpeme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch criticized President Trump's attacks against the federal judiciary.

A Republican senator confirmed Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's concern about comments President Trump has made about the judiciary, saying the judge "got pretty passionate about it" in their one-on-one conversation.

"But what's really important here is that we're careening toward a constitutional crisis way bigger than me or even Judge Gorsuch because these attacks on the judiciary are abhorrent and extraordinarily unsafe for our constitutional democracy", Blumenthal added.

Gorsuch's dismay comes as Trump renewed his attacks on USA courts Wednesday, describing them as "disgraceful" and "so political" as a panel of judges weigh his executive order barring refugees and visitors from seven mainly Muslim countries. Trump tweeted. "What is our country coming to when a judge can halt a Homeland Security travel ban and anyone, even with bad intentions, can come into USA?"

It is expected to decide on whether US District Judge James Robart acted properly in temporarily halting the enforcement of Trump's ban.

Blumenthal, who served in the Marine Corps Reserves during Vietnam, apologized in 2010 for saying he had served in Vietnam.

In a meeting with Connecticut Democratic Sen.

In a hearing on Tuesday, judges on the appeals court challenged the administration's claim that the ban was motivated by terrorism fears, but also questioned a lawyer's argument that it unconstitutionally targeted Muslims.

The president accused Blumenthal of having not only lied about fighting in Vietnam but for misrepresenting Gorsuch's comments. FINANCIAL Sweden's finance minister says Trump's plans to review post-financial crisis banking rules could lead to a new financial crash if it leaves markets unfettered.

But Trump is denying that Gorsuch made any such criticisms. "This is a question I'm going to be asking him", Shaheen said.

They also have sullied what had been one of the few relatively rational moments of his first month in office: the nomination of an experienced and well-respected conservative federal judge to a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court. Even if Gorsuch did not name Trump in some of his exchanges with senators, however, it's clear that judicial integrity only came up because Trump had attacked it.

And a White House official confirmed Gorsuch's comments to a wide range of outlets.

Still, Gorsuch's comments create new problems for an embattled White House.

Speaking to the National Sheriffs' Association on Wednesday, Mr Trump read out the wording of the executive order to the crowd and insisted it was written "clearly" and "beautifully".

Kelly Ayotte, a former senator who is shepherding Gorsuch through his confirmation hearings, said in a statement that Gorsuch did use the words, but referred generally to attacks on the judiciary.