By the numbers:
Candidates who have rejected WH communications job: 2
Sanders-Cruz debate ratings: 2.46 million
Obama executive orders revoked by Trump: 0
Gorsuch speaks out against Trump’s comments on fellow Judge
In case you forgot, Trump lashed out against Judge Robart after he put a nationwide stay on the administration’s immigration order. Trump took to Twitter calling him a “so-called judge” among other things.
Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch didn’t take too kindly to Trump repeatedly lashing out against the judicial system. Gorsuch reportedly told Sen. Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, he found Trump’s comments “demoralizing” and “disheartening.”
Of course, Trump isn’t one to take criticism sitting down, so it’ll be interesting to see if he responds to his own Supreme Court pick in any way. Sadly, this news broke after the daily press briefing, so we’ll have to wait until Thursday to see how Sean Spicer handles the inevitable question about it.
Jeff Sessions confirmed as Attorney General
Sen. Jeff Sessions from Alabama is now Attorney General Jeff Sessions — still from Alabama, technically. Trump’s pick for the head of the Justice Department has been met with his share of criticism, as one is to expect at this stage.
In its final 24 hours of debate, the nomination garnered even more attention when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell enforced a Senate rule that bars members from impugning each other. McConnell used the rule to stop Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren from reading a letter from Coretta Scott King from 1986 that was addressed to Congress against the nomination of Sessions to a federal judgeship.
McConnell’s plan backfired as the letter circulated social media and the hashtag #LetLizSpeak trended on Twitter. Nevertheless, Sessions was confirmed by a vote of 52-47.