Trump Rips WaPo Report About Revoking Gorsuch Nomination

Trump Rips WaPo Report About Revoking Gorsuch Nomination

Trump Rips WaPo Report About Revoking Gorsuch Nomination

"I never at any point faltered and am extremely glad for him and the activity he is doing as a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. The unnamed sources don't exist!" the president tweeted.

The president has often touted his appointment of Justice Gorsuch to the high court as one of his top accomplishments early in his administration.

"The president's nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch was among his first and most important accomplishments during his first year in office, and delivered on a major campaign promise", he said in a statement. Richard Blumenthal in February, when he called Trump's criticism of judges "disheartening" and "demoralizing".

But bumbling White House aides didn't get the letter to Trump until March 11, the paper reported, fueling his rage.

Consequently, Trump was "tempted to pull Gorsuch's nomination", saying plenty of other judges would want the job. "And you were so kind to recognize Mrs. Scalia, remember the justice, and mention me", the letter read, according to The Post.

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Tuesday on CNN's "At This Hour" Washington Post reporter Josh Dawsey responded to the President's remarks and said the Post stands by its story.

White House officials publicly denied that Gorsuch's nomination was in jeopardy, and The Post acknowledged that Trump could have just been venting frustration without seriously considering pulling the nomination. "My teenage daughters were cheering the TV!"

Trump also said that a panel of the 9th Circuit federal appeals court that heard arguments while reviewing the judge's order was "disgraceful".

White House head of legislative affairs Marc Short admitted that the delay caused the president's frustration. On Twitter he accused Blumenthal (and thus Bonjean) of lying about what Gorsuch said, and attacked the senator for misrepresenting his Vietnam service years ago. The Senate eventually confirmed Gorsuch in April by a 54-45 vote. "I see daily their love of country and our Constitution, and know it is a tribute to you and your leadership for policy is always about personnel".

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