White House press secretary Sean Spicer weighed in on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s remarks about finding the criticism of federal judges “disheartening” and “demoralizing,” arguing they did not apply specifically to Trump:
Gorsuch declined to comment specifically on Trump’s criticism of some federal judges. But he did say he finds such criticism bothersome when it comes from “anyone.”
And later, when asked by Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) if he was “merely speaking broadly,” Gorsuch took issue.
“I don’t think I was merely speaking broadly,” he said, adding: “I was speaking about anyone.”
Hirono then mentioned Spicer’s tweet.