Heidi Heitkamp

Trump insists senator 'misrepresented' Gorsuch's comments lamenting Trump's attack on judge

Trump insists senator 'misrepresented' Gorsuch's comments lamenting Trump's attack on judge

President Donald Trump lobbied Democrats and Republicans to back his Supreme Court nominee on Thursday even as he escalated his attacks against one of their Senate colleagues for disclosing that Judge Neil Gorsuch found the president's criticism of the judiciary "demoralizing and disheartening."

In a day of political whiplash, Trump insisted that Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal "misrepresented" comments from Gorsuch who expressed misgivings about the president's attacks on a judge. Gorsuch's comments were first reported by Blumenthal, but were subsequently confirmed by two other senators who heard versions of the same thing, and verified by the White...

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