Donald Trump canceled Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court nomination

Trump talked of rescinding Gorsuch nomination after criticism: report

"I never even wavered and am very proud of him and the job he is doing as a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court", he tweeted.

As might be expected, Trump blasted The Washington Post report as "FAKE NEWS" on Twitter. The White House denied that Trump ever seriously considered withdrawing the Gorsuch appointment.

The Post detailed Monday that Trump discussed cancelling Gorsuch's nomination and vented to counsels after the traditionalist legal scholar had censured the president's assaults on the government legal in private gatherings with officials.

Gorsuch had told Sen.

But earlier this year, Trump talked about rescinding Gorsuch's nomination, venting angrily to advisers after his Supreme Court pick was critical of the president's escalating attacks on the federal judiciary in private meetings with legislators.

Even some of the president's conservative detractors, so-called "Never Trumpers", lauded him for nominating Gorsuch to sit on the highest court in the land. Richard Blumenthal of CT that he found Trump's criticisms about the federal judiciary "disheartening" and "demoralizing".

"The justice" referred to the late to Antonin Scalia, whom Gorsuch replaced, and "Mrs. Scalia" is his widow Maureen.

At the time, Gorsuch was having courtesy meetings with senators, including Blumenthal.

"He's probably going to end up being a liberal like the rest of them", he allegedly told House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. The Senate eventually confirmed Gorsuch in April by a 54-45 vote.

"Your address to Congress was magnificent", Gorsuch said in his letter, according to The Post. "My teenage daughters were cheering the TV!" "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". But his fears were assuaged after White House legislative affairs director Marc Short found a personal note Gorsuch had written to Trump but that Trump hadn't received.

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