President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Appellate Court Judge Neil Grouch (pictured), can expect Senate Democrats to take him to task during his confirmation hearing.
Key Democratic Senators are already signaling that Gorsuch’s entire life will be examined during the confirmation process.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D) recently told the Wall Street Journal that “every aspect” of Gorsuch’s background was going to be scrutinized.
Blumenthal singled out a report in the Journal that questioned whether Gorsuch participated in pro-bono legal programs while attending Harvard Law School. The newspaper spoke to six of his contemporaries who did not recall Gorsuch providing free legal services to inmates or the poor as a student. The report failed to note that five of the six sources had donated thousands of dollars to liberal candidates and causes.
Blumenthal said he expected the report to play a role in confirmation hearings.
“This issue goes to credibility and qualifications,” Blumenthal said.-Washington Free Beacon
This is the same Sen. Blumenthal that was outed for lying about fighting in the Vietnam War. Blumenthal stated that he “served in Vietnam,” but in reality, Blumenthal received five deferments from the US Military before joining the Marine Corps Reserves.
Blumenthal never made it to Vietnam.
Now the Senator from Connecticut is caught up in another controversy after he said that Judge Gorsuch told him that President Trump’s recent tweets about a federal judge who put a halt to the president’s immigration ban, were “disheartening” and “demorializing.”
Even with Gorsuch’s spokesperson confirming that the judge used those words to describe he tweets, President Donald Trump went after Blumenthal on where else, Twitter, saying that the senator misrepresented what Gorsuch told him, and called him out for his Vietnam War dodge.
Sen.Richard Blumenthal, who never fought in Vietnam when he said for years he had (major lie),now misrepresents what Judge Gorsuch told him?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2017