Gorsuch “stated very emotionally and strongly his belief in his fellow judges’ integrity and the principle of judicial independence,” he added. “And I made clear to him that that belief requires him to be stronger and more explicit, more public in his views.”
Gorsuch’s comments to Blumenthal were confirmed by Ron Bonjean, a member of the judge’s group of aides tasked with helping him navigate the confirmation process.
February 8, 2017
"I told him how abhorrent Donald Trump’s invective and insults are towards the judiciary. And he said to me that he found them 'disheartening' and 'demoralizing' – his words."
Said Richard Blumenthal, the Democratic Senator from Connecticut, quoting Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.