Senator Coons on White House spokesman Stephen Miller’s latest comment:
“That is a simply stunning statement. The idea that a senior advisor to the President would go on camera and say the President’s authority will not be questioned shows both a striking lack of understanding of the structure of our government, a complete lack of respect for judicial independence.
"It’s going to make the confirmation of Judge Gorsuch a lot harder and will make the question of judicial independence more pressing, and if the President doesn’t walk that back, I think the President will have more and more problems on a bipartisan basis. Privately, I know many [Senate Republicans] are concerned. Publicly, I’m waiting to see some action. But, the challenge isn’t talk; it’s actions at this point.”