Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch speaks at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. as the keynote speaker for a conservative organization known as the, 'Fund for American Studies'. The profits generated from this event will go to the Trump Organization according to NPR.
Elizabeth Wydra is the president of the Constitutional Accountability Center, a nonprofit Washington think tank that is representing more than 200 members of Congress suing Trump, in part, over the Emoluments Clause. That provision of the Constitution prevents a president from receiving benefits or payments from a foreign government. Wydra says Gorsuch's decision sends all the wrong signals.
"He's helping a conservative organization put money into the pockets of the president who put him on the bench. And that doesn't really give a strong sense of independence from that president," says Wydra, who believes Gorsuch's speech at the Trump hotel seems like a sign that he is prejudging issues that involve the Trump administration that could potentially land before the Supreme Court.