Spicer on Gorsuch Comments: Judge Was Not Commenting on 'Specific Matter'
Another day, another contentious press briefing for White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
On Thursday, Spicer was asked a series of questions relating to SCOTUS nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch's comments about President Donald Trump's remarks about the federal appeals court deliberating his travel ban.
According to Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Gorsuch said Trump's comments were "disheartening and demoralizing," as reported by Fox News chief White House correspondent John Roberts.
Trump said Gorsuch's comments were "misrepresented" by Blumenthal.
Spicer said Trump "absolutely" stands by his nomination of Gorsuch and has no regrets.
"He's very proud of the selection he's made," Spicer said, who noted Gorsuch was not commenting on "any specific matter."
"So to take what he (Gorsuch) said about a generalization and apply it to a specific is exactly what he was intending not to do," Spicer said.
Spicer continued that the president is going to continue to speak his mind.
"Part of the reason the president got elected is because he speaks his mind, he doesn't hold it back, he's authentic and he's not gonna sit back when he feels very passionately about something as much as the executive order," he said.
Watch the above video for more on Spicer's remarks.