Sen. Blumenthal Asks Gorsuch About Trump’s ‘Attack on the Judiciary’

Senator Richard Blumenthal, one of the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, asked Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch about “the elephant in the room” (a.k.a. President Trump).

Blumenthal brought up Trump tweeting about a “so-called judge” who ruled against the travel ban and his attacks on a judge over his Mexican heritage last year.

He asked Gorsuch over and over about these attacks on the judiciary. Gorsuch said he couldn’t comment on specific cases or wade into politics, but did make more general comments about the importance of the judiciary’s independence.

He said judges get criticized all the time and should be able to accept criticism with humility, but when people attack judges’ motives and integrity, “I find that disheartening, I find that demoralizing.”

You may recall that when Blumenthal relayed similar comments Gorsuch made last month, the president took a few shots at him in response.

Watch above, via C-SPAN 3.

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