Donald Trump’s executive order that was set to withhold funding from “sanctuary cities” was blocked by a federal judge in the 9th Circuit Court. As a result of it Trump is considering breaking up the 9th Circuit Court.
During a Wednesday interviewwith the Washington Examiner, Trump said that “there are many people who want to break up the 9th Circuit. It’s outrageous.”
Trump accused liberals of “judge-shopping” for a court that blocked his executive order.
“I mean, the language on the ban, it reads so easy that a reasonably good student in the first grade will fully understand it. And they don’t even mention the words in their rejection on the ban,” Trump said.
This is not the first time the 9th Circuit blocks a Trump executive order. Earlier this year the court blocked Trump’s executive order that barred immigration from certain Muslim-majority countries and banned all Syrian refugees from the U.S. for a period of time.
The 9th Circuit Court covers Arizona, California, Alaska, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Washington and Hawaii, as well as Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.
If Trump decided to follow through with his plans to break up the court, he’ll have Republican support.
Out of the 25 of the court’s judges 18 of them were appointed by Democratic presidents.