President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee said Wednesday that comments Trump made about the federal appeals court deliberating his travel ban were “disheartening and demoralizing,” Fox News has learned.
A source on the president’s Supreme Court nomination team told Fox that Judge Neil Gorsuch made the remark in a meeting with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.
Blumenthal told reporters after the meeting that Gorsuch had “expressed to me that he is disheartened by the demoralizing and abhorrent comments by president trump about the judiciary.”
Earlier Wednesday, Trump slammed the Ninth Cicuit Court of Appeals, which is currently deliberating his executive order temporarily suspending the country’s refugee program and banning travel for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries.
If the U.S. does not win this case as it so obviously should, we can never have the security and safety to which we are entitled. Politics!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 8, 2017
“Courts seem to be so political and it would be so great for our justice system if they would be able to read a statement and do what’s right,” the president said in an address to a group of police chiefs and sheriffs. “And that has to do with the security of