On Tuesday, CNN, the least trusted name in news aired interviewed Trump-appointed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch to ask him about his new book “A Republic, If You Can Keep It” as well as ask him questions about the way things are currently going as far as law and order go.
Ariane de Vogue’s interview with Gorsuch actually spent a large portion of the interview searching and trying to squeeze one little anti-Trump drop out of him to blast all over their network, but Gorsuch was too smart to fall for the trap.
de Vogue asked Gorsuch, “Last fall, Chief Justice John Roberts…he issued a very rare statement because the President of the United States was attacking judges. And the president doubled-down afterwords, and said, “Sorry Chief Justice John Roberts, but you do indeed have ‘Obama judges,’ and they have a much different point of view than the people who are charged with the safety of our country.” Do the attacks on those judges threaten the rule of law and everything that you just discussed about laws and about judges?
Gorsuch responded brilliantly.
Gorsuch: “What I say to that is, the rule of law in this country is strong — strong and stable. And we are very fortunate. We shouldn’t forget how fortunate we are. And we shouldn’t forget how fortunate we are, we should take care with what we have. It’s a great inheritance. And I would say to anybody who questions what a wonderful inheritance we have in our courts and the rule of law in this country: Go spend six weeks in a court in another country, of your choice, and come back and tell me what you think about our courts in this country.”
de Vogue: “And what would you say to somebody who attacks judges. And also, what does that do for the safety of judges? … I think that these attacks are important. Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently said these are age-old, but judges can’t defend themselves.”
Gorsuch: “Well, I think I’m doing a pretty good job of it now with you in explaining, I hope, the role of law, the role of judges in our country, and why I think we have something very special that we forget, at our risk. Is it easy to take for granted? Is it easy to forget what a gift we have? Of course it is. I hear young people, for example, say, ‘I’m a citizen of the world.'”