Feinstein on Trump: “I Think He’s Gonna Get Himself Out”

She called Gorsuch an “extremist.”

Add to Briefcase
Kimberly Railey
March 20, 2017, 9:58 a.m.

“Sen. Di­anne Fein­stein (D) seemed to in­dic­ate Fri­day that she ex­pects Pres­id­ent … Trump may dis­qual­i­fy him­self from of­fice over po­ten­tial con­sti­tu­tion­al breaches and con­flicts of in­terest. Sur­roun­ded by a group of mostly lib­er­al pro­test­ers out­side a Los Angeles fun­draiser, Fein­stein fielded a slew of ques­tions on her feel­ings about what the left has al­leged are Trump’s con­sti­tu­tion­al breaches.”

“How are we go­ing to get him out?” the ques­tion­er asked.

Fein­stein replied, “I think he’s gonna get him­self out.”

On wheth­er Trump has com­mit­ted im­peach­able of­fenses, Fein­stein said, “I can’t an­swer that right now.” (Politico)

GORUSCH FIGHT. Ahead of Su­preme Court nom­in­ee Neil Gor­such’s con­firm­a­tion hear­ings, Fein­stein “is la­beling him an ex­trem­ist on such is­sues as work­er pro­tec­tions and re­pro­duct­ive rights.”

“As a fed­er­al ap­peals court judge, Gor­such ‘has con­sist­ently sided with em­ploy­ers and cor­por­ate in­terests,” Fein­stein said, mark­ing “her first crit­ic­al com­ments on Pres­id­ent Trump’s se­lec­tion.” Fein­stein is the highest-rank­ing Demo­crat on the Sen­ate Ju­di­ciary Com­mit­tee. (SF Gate)


Welcome to National Journal!

You are currently accessing National Journal from IP access. Please login to access this feature. If you have any questions, please contact your Dedicated Advisor.