Here is one press report on what the Supreme Court nominee said :
‘WASHINGTON—Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on Wednesday called President Donald Trump’s recent attacks on the judiciary “demoralizing and disheartening” in a closed-door meeting with Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D., Conn.), the senator said.
The remarks were confirmed by the team charged with ensuring the judge’s confirmation.
Mr. Blumenthal, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the former Connecticut attorney general, said he asked Judge Gorsuch to respond to Mr. Trump’s recent outbursts after a federal judge temporarily blocked his executive order to suspend entry of travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries out of national-security concerns.
“He said [the attacks] were demoralizing and disheartening—those were his words,” Sen. Blumenthal told reporters in a conference call. “I believe he has an obligation to make his views known more explicitly and unequivocally to the American people.”’
Here is what the Supreme Court nominee’s team says he said:
‘Judge Gorsuch has made it very clear in all of his discussions with senators, including Senator Blumenthal, that he could not comment on any specific cases and that judicial ethics prevent him from commenting on political matters. He has also emphasized the importance of an independent judiciary, and while he made clear that he was not referring to any specific case, he said that he finds any criticism of a judge’s integrity and independence disheartening and demoralizing.’
Likely moral of the story :
A very well known conclusion :
Any Democratic Senator ‘s comments on the new President are likely partisan .
Or : All meetings with Democratic Senators concerning Presidential nominations be public , if not all meetings on any subject .