Gorsuch Begins Seeking Support With A Break From Trump

Submitted by: theman01 9 months ago in News & Politics

Neil Gorsuch's break with Trump over the president's disparaging remarks about the judiciary is something that could hurt his relationship with the man who nominated him to the highest court in America

It could also help Gorsuch reach the bench. 

Democrats and their allies have been preparing for an admittedly uphill battle to oppose Gorsuch by tying the conservative 10 U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judge to Trump and his combative and controversial views of the judiciary. Gorsuch made that task more difficult this week when he said he was "disheartened" by Trump's remarks attacking judicial decisions and even singled out one member of the court as a "so-called judge."

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Male 1,750
And there is one thing that all of you missed that just because the Senate approves Gorsuch does not mean that Trump has to appoint him he may change his mind. The constitution does not say that the Senate appoints a Supreme Court justices only that they approve him (it also does not say he has to be approved by any committee) and up until the president appoints him he can be dropped like a hot potato.
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Male 5,198
I believe what Gorsuch said is a ruse to get him through. He is a very smart man, which I am happy to see in a nominee. What concerns me is he is an originalist who believes the way the constitution was written in the eighteenth century is how he needs to judge. Being an originalist there is no room for change, or gay issues, privacy issues, gender issues, technology issues, etc. Being an originalist is a perfect excuse to rule with a conservative bias. Sorry, but if you can't get 60 votes for a nominee then your nominee is biased.
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Male 163
markust123 as far a conservatives go I was happy with trumps pick. At least he stood his ground. He sounds like an intelligent guy. Compared with some of trumps other picks I am happy with the outcome. I would have liked to see him be more liberal on social issues but with trump in office I wouldn't hold my breath. 
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Male 21,005
You gotta assume that Trump is embarrassed about appointing the conservative Gorsuch who then stood up to him and was all, "Nope."
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Male 41,113
fancylad Naw, Trump knew what he thought, it's no shock or surprise. Gorsuch was HIGHLY recommended by various Democrats too. He's known for being 'liberal' on some things, but is very 'conservative' and by-the-Constitution to the letter on others.
Trump put him out there first because the Dems had ALREADY VOWED to defeat ANYONE Trump nominated. Remember when that was "treason"? I wonder who kept saying that... But now they look like fools (and they are fools) for letting him get in. Genius.
And there's 4-5 hard-core "right wingers" in line for the next 2 openings during his term :-) Highly qualified. If the Dems had rejected Gorsuch? They would have gotten in first...
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Male 8,063
5cats Gorsuch is liberal?  You are joking right?  I just finished his book on end of life decisions.  He's a Pro life conservative right out of Scalia's book.  A TERRIBLE CHOICE.
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Male 41,113
normalfreak2 Learn to read you useless troll. Fucking get a grip.
 
You actually think I said that, is your reading comprehension is that poor? Or are you deliberately trolling?  In either case? Fuck off already.
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Male 4,253
fancylad I gotta assume it was all planned to make getting his nomination through more easily. You guys, DNC and the media still just don't get why he won. I hope it works out for the best but Trump is President. Resistance is futile. (The type being employed right now anyway).
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Male 8,063
trimble No argument to the how he won or why.  Clinton is the status quo. People in middle America are hurting.   Electing hillary wouldn't have changed their lives 1 iota in their minds.   Trump was a wildcard.  He could be good he could be bad and that's all the chance they needed.  It's like lottery player mentalities.  They think they can hit the jackpot.  We'll see how it plays out but I'm going to guess those coal jobs aren't coming back, the manufacturing jobs aren't coming back and after he doesn't lock Hillary up he'll be exposed for the fraud that he is.
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Male 1,781
trimble Oh, I totally get why he won. The DNC is condescending and elitist, and America is powered more by hate/fear than by love/hope. Obama embodied love/hope. Trump embodies hate/fear. Clinton embodies...the status quo? It's a shame, but those are the two dichotomies we have to work with.
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Male 41,113
bliznik And crippled by internal corruption, of which Hillary is the poster-girl. 
You cannot find a more corrupt politician in American history that didn't end up in jail. Marion Berry is a saint compared to her... TAHT is why Trump won!
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Male 8,063
bliznik To add.  The DNC has lost it's way with the lowest of the low among the American people.  They have resorted to identity politics instead of economic politics.  They have to get off the 2nd Amendment.  I want changes to how we deal with guns in this country but that's a hot button issue that takes away from Liberal voters.  The DNC needs actual Liberals in it.  Not just centrists and people pretending to be Liberal.  
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Male 1,781
normalfreak2 tbh, I wish both Republicans and Democrats would stop focusing on these hot button issues that people don't deal with logically.

I'm all about common-sense gun licensing and education, but not about gun or ammo "bans" when the stats just don't support that the presence of guns by themselves dramatically increases the number of deaths in our society overall.

I'm all about respecting the sanctity of life and making sure women who get abortions understand the gravity of their choice, but not about censoring sex education or on regulation that disproportionately affects only abortion clinics.

But, unfortunately, emotions and gerrymandering drive more votes than incrementally positive legislation and transparent government methodologies.
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Male 41,113
bliznik All the Dems have is "emotion based policy" I cannot think of one issue they aren't basing their side on emotions, not logic. The elites, the party platform, not individuals of course. Why do I even have to say that? PC madness...

There are "common sense" gun laws: the ones IN PLACE right now! The hysteria and lies about how a 'few' more laws will solve anything is nothing but propaganda for confiscation, which is their ultimate goal.
For one example. 
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Male 163
5cats social issues should be somewhat emotionally based. We are people are we not. Do we not want to see people have basic rights despite orientation race religion. We need social welfare to take care of all the old and sick. Would you kill your brother because he was mentally ill to save the financial cost?
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Male 41,113
theman01 Um, did I say anything even remotely like that? No. Why go off on a rant like that over nothing?
I said the DNC PARTY PLATFORM is based on emotional appeals, not on facts or logic, since they have none of those on their side.

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Male 4,253
bliznik I should have said "some of you guys".
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