So Supreme Court Justice Gorsuch (also known on the internet as “but Gorsuch”) sided with liberal justices and against the Trump administration in an immigration case earlier this week, and apparently the president is “incensed” about it.
Trump also complained this week about Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, saying the judge had proved too liberal in recent cases, according to administration officials who heard about the complaints. Associates said he was incensed that Gorsuch had voted against the administration on an immigration case and said it renewed his doubts that Gorsuch would be a reliable conservative. One top Trump adviser played down the comments as unhappiness with Gorsuch’s decision rather than with Gorsuch broadly.
But at the Daily Caller, Kevin Daley asks if Trump is turning on Gorsuch more broadly.
This week’s incident is not the only time Trump has lashed out at his own Supreme Court appointee. After Gorsuch told Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut that he found Trump’s attacks on federal judges “disheartening and demoralizing,” the president allegedly considered pulling his nomination.
“He’s probably going to end up being a liberal like the rest of them,” Trump reportedly fumed to GOP lawmakers shortly after Blumenthal publicized the comments.
Trump denied that this was the case, but considering how much of the justification for Trump offered by his supporters to his Republican #NeverTrump doubters relied on “but Gorsuch” it sure as heck should be a sensitive area for him.
I reckon we’ll have to see what Gorsuch’s next ruling looks like. If Trump doesn’t like that one, you can bet a silver dollar he’ll start in on Twitter. Won’t that be a spectacle! I wonder what nickname he’d give him? “Gimpy Gorsuch”?
Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that. Seriously. He’s going to be a great Justice. Just like all of Trump’s appointees.