GOP senator: 'We don't have any so-called judges'

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) on Sunday rejected President Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch To ward off recession, Trump should keep his mouth and smartphone shut Trump: 'Who is our bigger enemy,' Fed chief or Chinese leader? MORE’s attack on the federal judge who halted his travel ban, saying there are only “real judges,” not “so-called judges.”

“We don’t have any so-called judges, just real judges,” Sasse told ABC’s “This Week.”

Trump early Saturday attacked Judge James Robart after the federal judge issued a restraining order that put a nationwide halt on Trump’s executive order.


“The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

The president continued to criticize the judge in several other tweets, writing that by halting the ban, the judge opened “up our country to potential terrorists and others that do not have our best interests at heart.” 

Sasse, a frequent critic of Trump throughout the presidential campaign, said on Sunday he didn’t understand what the president meant by “so-called judge.” 

“I’ll be honest, I don’t understand language like that. We don’t have so–called judges. We don’t have so-called senators. We don’t have so-called presidents,” Sasse said.